Startup Wyze Faces Legal Action For Data Breach; Claims Human Error
A Wyze Labs customer is suing the Seattle smart security camera maker following a data breach last year that exposed the personal information of approximately 2.4 million users.
The lawsuit claims that Wyze did not abide by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission regulations for managing customer information with the plaintiff pursuing class-action status. According to the suit, Wyze customers are more vulnerable to financial fraud and identity theft. Wyze believes that the breach occurred due to a human error and took place as they were working on new ways to measure metrics.
Wyze was founded by a group of ex-Amazon employees and offer affordable smart locks, plugs, cameras, bulbs and other smart-home devices. Twelve Security was the first one to identify the leak. They claim that the leaked data included the user names and emails of those who purchased cameras, emails of users they have shared camera access with, WiFi SSID, internal subnet layout, API Token for access to user account, Alexa Tokens for 24,000 users, Height, Weight, Gender, Bone Density, and other similar details.
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