A popular ransomware operator claims to have compromised Ring, the Amazon-owned company that builds smart doorbells with cameras. 

A new report on Vice’s Motherboard states that the group known as ALPHV, popular for its use of the BlackCat encryptor malware, added a new entry to its leak site, next to which is Ring’s logo.

A message posted by the group says “There’s always an option to let us leak your data,” hinting that the negotiations over the ransom demand are ongoing (or could have broken down).

Sensitive customer data?

Amazon is staying relatively silent on the matter. In a short statement issued to Motherboard, the company said it has “no indications” that Ring experienced a ransomware attack.

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However, it did say that a third-party vendor did succumb to ransomware and that Ring is currently engaged with it in an effort to learn more about the incident. It also clarified that the vendor doesn’t have access to customer records.

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