//Involved mother warns about Ring surveillance cameras after hacker taunted daughter

Involved mother warns about Ring surveillance cameras after hacker taunted daughter

A Mississippi mother is warning parents in all places after somebody hacked her Ring surveillance cameras in her daughter’s bed room and talked to her.

In an look on “Fox & Friends: Weekend” with host Rachel-Campos-Duffy, Ashley LeMay, who works in a single day shifts as a nurse, urged the security firm to have “extra of a response as a result of that is…taking place to folks throughout.”


Simply 4 days after the Ring system was put in, LeMay’s 8-year-old daughter Alyssa stated she heard loud banging noises coming from her room. When she went to seek out the supply of the noise, she heard somebody’s voice greeting her earlier than enjoying the track, “Tiptoe Through the Tulips.”

“Who is that?” Alyssa asks in a video of the encounter.

The hacker could be heard telling her he’s “Santa Claus,” and encourages her to mess up her room and break her TV. The lady then shouts for her mom.

A still captured on Ashley LeMay's Ring camera.

A nonetheless captured on Ashley LeMay’s Ring digital camera.

“I’m Santa Claus,” the hacker says. “Don’t you want to be my best friend?”

“I don’t know who you are,” the lady says earlier than leaving the room.

Comparable hacking incidents involving Ring safety cameras have been reported in Georgia, Florida, Texas, and most not too long ago in Nebraska when a hacker tried to speak to a younger lady and her father of their kitchen.

In an announcement responding to LeMay’s incident, Ring stated that “whereas [they] are nonetheless investigating this problem, [they] are in a position to affirm this incident is under no circumstances associated to a breach or compromise of Ring’s safety.”

As well as, that they had beforehand written that when customers use the identical username and password on a number of providers, “it is attainable for dangerous actors to realize entry to many accounts.”

LeMay stated she did not have a weak password, however that even when she did it “should not be that simple to get in with a safety firm that has a reputation like Ring.”

“Let me ask you this,” stated Campos-Duffy. “You had the digital camera in your daughter’s bed room. Is that one thing, now that this incident has occurred, that you’re [thinking]: ‘you understand what? Perhaps mother and father ought to rethink the thought of getting the digital camera within the bed room?'”

“Yeah, it is terrifying to me,” stated LeMay. “I’ve a daughter with a medical situation, so I actually want that I might…even nonetheless have the digital camera. You recognize, I want I might really feel positive sufficient to try this…”


LeMay’s recommendation? When you have one in your kid’s bed room and so they’re not asleep, unplug or flip your digital camera round except you completely need to have it on.

“Since you simply by no means know. I solely had these for 4 days,” she stated.

Fox Information’ Bradford Betz contributed to this report.