FTC Complaint Q&As
As of 01/10/2017
D-Link Systems, Inc. is aware of the complaint filed by the Federal Trade Commission on January 5, 2017. D-Link Systems denies the unwarranted allegations outlined in the FTC complaint and will vigorously defend the action.
D-Link has also retained Cause of Action Institute to represent the company in its defense against recent unwarranted and baseless charges brought by the FTC. For additional information, visit:
What is the charge/filing by the FTC against D-Link Systems?
In a contested 2-1 decision, the FTC decided to file a complaint in federal district court alleging that D-Link Systems has “failed to take reasonable steps to secure the software for their routers and IP cameras” against hacking
What D-Link Systems products are impacted?
The FTC has made vague and unsubstantiated allegations relating to routers and IP cameras. Notably, the complaint does not allege any breach of any product sold by D-Link Systems in the US.
What is D-Link Systems’ comment on the complaint?
D-Link Systems, Inc. will vigorously defend itself against the unwarranted and baseless charges made by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).
Why is D-Link Systems contesting the charge/charges?
D-Link Systems maintains a robust range of procedures to address potential security issues, which exist in all Internet of Things (IOT) devices. Notably, the complaint does not allege any breach of a D-Link Systems device. Instead, the FTC speculates that consumers were placed “at risk” to be hacked, but fails to allege, as it must, that actual consumers suffered or are likely to suffer actual substantial injuries.
Is there any security concern for current products?
The FTC does not allege any breach of any product sold by D-Link Systems.
Any measures to address security issues and flaws for Internet of Things?
D-Link Systems maintains a robust range of procedures to address potential security issues, which exist in all Internet of Things (IOT) devices.