“I’m Santa Claus. Do you want to be my best friend?”
That is one of the things the hacker said to the 8 year-old girl before he later told her to break her TV, mess up her room, and more.
Over Black Friday, the F.B.I. encouraged families to be careful with devices that have microphones and cameras in them. They encouraged this due to that fact that hackers have been turning these devices into listening, watching, and even communicating devices recently.
While the military and other operations use these tactics for surveillance, it is becoming more prevalent to use such tactics on American people. The recent investigation into Trump’s campaign and Mr. Paige has unveiled the curtain concerning how safe you are from our own government’s surveillance.
The approval was obtained with a falsified document – after the authorities knew it was falsified. 3 times.
Now, not only do we have to be knowledgeable of the fact that the government can intrude on our personal devices, but also hackers may be using them to contact our small children. Ring has publicly responded, stating that it had nothing to do with their security, but totally to do with user-error in using weak credentials and not using dual-authentication like a text message to confirm a log in.
“Due to the fact that customers often use the same username and password for their various accounts and subscriptions, bad actors often re-use credentials stolen or leaked from one service on other services. As a precaution, we highly and openly encourage all Ring users to enable two-factor authentication on their Ring account, add Shared Users (instead of sharing login credentials), use strong passwords, and regularly change their passwords.”– Ring Company
We encourage you to be careful with your use of electronics as they become a more normal part of your lives in the modern age.
See you on Monday.
Hacker used security camera to talk to Mississippi girl, 8, in her bedroom, family warns. (2019, December 12). Retrieved from https://www.foxnews.com/us/hacker-security-camera-mississippi-girl-8-bedroom
Man hacks Ring camera inside little girl’s room, taunts her: ‘I’m Santa Claus’. (2019, December 12). Retrieved from https://flipboard.com/@today/man-hacks-ring-camera-inside-little-girl-s-room-taunts-her-i-m-santa-claus/f-c589cac74e%2Ftoday.com
Video shows hacker talking to eight-year-old child through Ring camera. (2019, December 12). Retrieved from https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/ring-camera-video-hack-security-mississippi-child-a9244326.html