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Hacker Takes Over Another Ring Camera to Harass Woman

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A hacker gained access to another Ring camera and verbally harassed the owner.

“Hi, show me some [expletive],” the hacker said in the video released to CBS Los Angeles on Monday.

Last week, a video was released of a hacker harassing an 8-year-old girl through a Ring security camera.

“I’m Santa Claus, don’t you want to be my best friend?” the man asked the girl.

Ring, which is owned by Amazon, released a statement to users after the recent reports of hackers taking control of in-home cameras.

“You may have seen reports recently about our customers’ Ring accounts. Rest assured, we’ve investigated these incidents and did not find any indication of an unauthorized intrusion or compromise of Ring’s systems or network,” the company wrote.

“Malicious actors obtained some Ring users’ account credentials (e.g., username and password) from a separate, external, non-Ring service and reused them to log into some Ring accounts When people reuse the same username and password on multiple services, it’s possible for malicious actors to gain access to many accounts,” Ring also wrote in an email to users.

Ring said the company has “taken appropriate action to block these malicious actors and contacted all affected users directly.”

Ring recommends people use different passwords for their various accounts affiliated with other services as well as enable two-factor authentication on their Ring account.