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Stranger hacks Atlanta couple's Ring security camera

Updated: December 12, 2019 03:25 PM

A suburban Atlanta couple's Ring security camera left them feeling more worried than safe after someone hacked into their camera and started talking to them.

The couple said the only reason they bought one of the security cameras three weeks ago was to keep an eye on their dog.

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But on Monday night, while the woman was sleeping in bed, she heard a strange voice coming from the bedroom camera.

"I can see you in the bed. Come on, wake the (expletive) up."

That was the voice of someone who had hacked into their device, and may have used a stolen password - a digital prowler she recorded with her cellphone.

The couple doesn't want to be identified and spoke with our partner WSB-TV in Atlanta.

"Ring should already have the safety precautions already set in place where you never have to worry about it," the man said.

Police are investigating.

In a statement, Ring said this is "no way related to a breach or compromise of their security," and they're encouraging customers to change their passwords regularly.

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