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Ring seemingly hit by ransomware group

Ring seemingly hit by ransomware group

Ring seemingly hit by ransomware group

SANTA MONICA, Calif. – Ransomware gang ALPHV has claimed to have breached Ring LLC and is threatening the release of its data.

News began making the rounds on March 13 that the video doorbell and security camera company had been breached by the group who left the message, “There’s always the option to let us leak your data.” In response Ring has denied the breach to various news outlets, stating instead the victim was a third-party vendor, however reporting by Joseph Cox and Jason Koebler at Vice indicated that the news had been acknowledged internally and told employees, “Do not discuss anything about this. The right security teams are engaged.”

ALPHV has become infamous for its use of the BlackCat malware that’s victimized numerous organizations including healthcare providers and energy companies. Most recently the group began leaking photos of female breast cancer patients on March 5. Victims of that attack have since filed a class action lawsuit against the hospital as of March 14, as revealed by vx-underground, an online collection of malware source code and other samples that originally confirmed the Ring hack.



It’s been a rocky time of transition for Ring, which has recently seen its longtime founder and CEO Jamie Siminoff set to stand down next week in favor of returning to the role of “Chief Inventor.” There’s also been backlash regarding the company’s recent paywall of previously basic features from Ring devices.

Security Systems News has reached out to Ring for comment, and the company provided the following statement, “We currently have no indications that Ring has experienced a ransomware event.”


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