Was a major home security company just hacked? So far, Ring is denying the cybercriminals’ claims.
The ransomware gang known as ALPHV has claimed a successful attack on Amazon-owned home security company Ring. A cybercriminal group known for its despicable tactics, the gang is now threatening to publish the company’s sensitive data if its financial demands are not met. Ring is denying the gang’s claims.
On Monday, the malware research organization VX-underground tweeted screenshots of the ransomware gang’s claims, which had been published to its website in the digital underworld. Like other groups of its kind, ALPHV has a dedicated “leak site,” where its members selectively release data stolen during attacks. The doxxed info is used to goad victims into paying a hefty ransom. On its page for Ring, ALPHV recently left a simple but menacing message: “There’s always the option to let us leak your data…” but posted no further information.
“We currently have no indications that Ring has experienced a ransomware event,” said Emma Daniels, a spokesperson for the company, when reached for comment by Gizmodo. However, Daniels revealed that Ring was “aware of a third-party vendor that has experienced an event and we are working with them to learn more. This vendor does not have access to customer accounts.” Daniels did not identify which third-party had been impacted.