An Amazon Echo recorded a family’s conversation, then sent it to a random person in their contacts, report says

A family in Portland, Ore., received a nightmarish phone call two weeks ago.
“Unplug your Alexa devices right now,” a voice on the other line said. “You’re being hacked.”
Apparently, one of Amazon.com’s Alexa-powered Echo devices in their house had silently sent recordings to the caller without the family’s permission, according to KIRO 7, a news station covering Seattle and western Washington state that first reported the story. The person, an employee of the husband, was in the family’s contact list…. more

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