The ransomware group claims to have stolen data from Amazon’s ring

A notorious ransomware group claims to have stolen data from Ring, Amazon’s security camera company.

In a post on its website viewed by the Daily Dot on Monday, cybercrime group ALPHV shared a photo of Ring’s logo along with a message threatening to release the data.

“There is always an option to let us leak your details,” the group wrote.

As is common among ransomware groups, ALPHV, known for the BlackCat malware variant, not only claims to have locked Ring’s files but is threatening to release them to the public unless a ransom is paid.

Details on what exact files were allegedly compromised and how much Ring is being asked to pay remain unknown. However, in response to the claims, Ring denied having seen any evidence of such a breach.

“We currently have no indication that Ring has experienced a ransomware event,” the company told cybersecurity firm The Record.

It also remains unclear whether the ransomware group indirectly gained access to Ring data via a third-party company.

VICE reported that after publishing an article Monday about the alleged breach, their article and a warning were shared on an internal Amazon Slack channel.

“Don’t discuss anything about it,” the Amazon employee reportedly wrote. “The right security teams are engaged.”

ALPHV has repeatedly made headlines with its brazen attacks. Earlier this month, the ransomware group released clinical photos of naked breast cancer patients while attempting to blackmail a Pennsylvania healthcare network.


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*Initial publication: March 14, 2023 at 8:55 am CDT

Michael Thalen

Mikael Thalen is a Seattle-based tech and security reporter covering social media, data breaches, hackers and more.

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