DIY camera maker Wyze suffers data breach, 2.4 million affected

Thursday, January 2, 2020

SEATTLE—DIY smart home camera maker Wyze reported last week that 2.4 million customers’ data was exposed as part of a data breach that happened between December 4th – December 26th.

Unlike the Amazon Ring data breach, which Amazon said was done through a third party, Wyze noted that the breach happened because of an employee error.

Although the information did not contain passwords, personal financial data, or video content, it did contain Wyze nicknames, user emails, profile photos, WiFi router names, a limited number of Alexa integration tokens and other information.

“Upon finding out about the public user data, we took immediate action to secure it by closing any databases in question, forcing all users to log in again to create new access tokens, and requiring users to reconnect Alexa, Google Assistant, and IFTTT integrations,” Wyze said in a letter to customers.

For more information on the breach, click here.