Millions Of Homeowners Exposed After Smart-Home Camera Data Leak


Wyze Labs, a startup that makes smart home cameras and other home security devices, has confirmed a series of data breaches that may have exposed as many as 2.4 million renters and homeowners worldwide.

The first breach exposed a database of customer email addresses and the emails of those who were given access to view the cameras online from Dec. 4 to Dec. 26, according to cybersecurity company Twelve Security. Some of the other information left unprotected included connection times, account and camera login tokens, and WiFi network names.

While investigating the leak, Wyze announced it had discovered a second data breach on Monday, according to CNN Business. While it said no customer passwords or financial information had been left exposed, it did not confirm what information had been left unprotected.

To address the problem, Wyze logged all of its users out of their accounts and has asked them to refresh and log back in. The company is in the process of investigating what caused the leak, Wyze co-founder Dongsheng Song announced in a blog post.

“We are working on an email notification to all affected customers and plan to release it in the near future,” Song wrote. “To balance thoroughness and speed, we will be sending the information that we have on hand and will provide further updates as we continue forward with our investigation.”

As smart home cameras gain popularity in homes and open houses, hacks and data breaches have also become more pervasive. Earlier this month, a hacker accessed a Mississippi family’s Ring camera and told their daughter he was Santa Claus.

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