Wyze leaks personal data for 2.4 million security camera users2019-12-31 18:48 by Daniela
An unsecured server exposed the data of Wyze customers over a period of three weeks, the smart security camera manufacturer has admitted. The leak was first discovered by the cybersecurity firm Twelve Security, which published its findings on December 26th, while IPVM, a blog focused on video surveillance products, was able to verify that its own data had been affected by the leak.
According to Twelve Security, the data of around 2.4 million Wyze customers was compromised. Details included email addresses, usernames, and security tokens - enough information for malicious third parties to take control over any smart devices affected.
"We've always taken security very seriously, and we're devastated that we let our users down like this," Wyze co-founder Dongsheng Song said in the blog post. "We are working on an email notification to all affected customers and plan to release it in the near future."
Wyze says it is investigating what happened and how the leak occurred, and that it plans to send an email notification to affected customers. In the meantime, if you have a Wyze account it's a good idea to change your password and turn on two-factor authentication.
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