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Hackers attempt to extort $400k in Bitcoin from Ring doorbell owners

December 13, 2019 / Ryan Daws
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A hacker attempted to extort a couple in Texas for $400k worth of Bitcoin after compromising their Amazon Ring doorbell.28-year-old Tania Amador gave a video to local news channel WFAA which showed the incident. Amador, who lives in Grand Prairie just outside of Dallas, said her Ring doorbell was going off like someone had entered her house.The couple then heard a voice coming from the doorbell saying “Ring support! Ring support! We would like to notify you that your account has been terminated by a hacker.” The hackers then reportedly demanded 50 Bitcoins (worth ~$400,000) which was probably a bit high to ever fool anyone into thinking it was legitimate.