Seattle-based start-up Wyze Labs has acknowledged a possible data breach after an employee removed security protocols on a company database, exposing thousands of customers’ personal information. According to The New York Times, “[c]amera information, Wi-Fi network details and email addresses” of approximately 2.4 million customers were exposed as a result of the reported employee error.
If you suspect that your personal information may have been compromised as a result of a potential Wyze Labs data breach, contact Attorney Group to learn more. Consumers who were affected by the data breach may be able to seek compensation with the help of a data breach lawsuit attorney.
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Exposure Lasted Over Three Weeks Before Wyze Labs Learned of Breach
Although wi-fi home-security products provide homeowners with convenient, affordable security options, those security systems – and their cloud-based databases – can be susceptible to hackers who want consumer information. In the case of Wyze Labs, customer information remained vulnerable for over three weeks from December 4 to December 27, 2019.
According to Texas-based consulting firm Twelve Security, information potentially accessed may include:
- User names and email addresses
- Email addresses of shared camera access (such as family members and friends)
- List of all cameras in the home, including camera nicknames, device models and firmware
- WiFi SSID, internal subnet layout, last on time for cameras, last login time from app and last logout time from the app
- API Tokens for access to the user account from any iOS or Android device
- Alexa Tokens for tens of thousands of users who have connected Alexa devices to their Wyze camera
- Specific health information for a subset of users, including height, weight, gender, bone density, bone mass, and daily protein intake
Started by former Amazon employees in 2017, Wyze Labs, Inc. specializes in smart home products such as cameras, light bulbs, plugs, and door locks, at budget-friendly prices. The company’s inexpensive indoor wi-fi home-security cameras were a popular gift this past holiday season, especially with new parents and pet owners.
Individuals Affected by a Wyze Labs Data Breach May Be Entitled to Compensation
Individuals affected by data breaches can possibly face serious problems. When protected consumer information is wrongfully accessed, those affected by a data breach could become a victim of identity fraud and may have to pay to receive a credit report to check on fraudulent charges.
Individuals who have been affected by a Wyze Labs data breach may be entitled to compensation for any protected information that may have been compromised. In addition, the responsible party may be liable for financial losses resulting from a data breach. Those affected are encouraged to seek legal counsel from an attorney familiar with data breaches and other security incidents to get more information about their rights and remedies.
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