RE: Amazon Ring owners Foil $400K Bitcoin Extortion Plot – By Removing Batteries
This cracked me up ….always good to see scammers getting trolled/foiled…
Amazon Ring owners foil $400K Bitcoin extortion plot by removing batteries
“’I was asleep and our Ring alarm was going off like an intruder had entered our home,” Amador told WFAA. “Then we heard a voice coming from our camera.’
The voice reportedly said “Ring support! Ring Support! We would like to notify you that your account has been terminated by a hacker.”
The unscrupulous scammers then demanded a 50 Bitcoin ($400,000) payment, and threatened Amador by saying that she will be terminated herself if she doesn’t oblige.
‘Pay this 50 Bitcoin ransom or you will get terminated yourself,’ they said.
If this wasn’t scary enough, the hackers also managed to gain control of her Ring doorbell to make it appear that they were outside her home.
Amador and her boyfriend didn’t know what was happening at the time, so just took the batteries out of the hijacked cameras.”