Amazon says customer information was exposed in data breach

Amazon says customer information was exposed in data breach

The company revealed customers' names and email addresses were exposed due to a technical error.

The e-commerce giant confirmed it sent the messages, adding in a subsequent statement it had "fixed the issue". The breach is likely to have occurred this week because new...

According to Amazon, neither its website nor its back-end systems were compromised by the glitch.

The email went on to explain that "there is no need for you to change your password or take any other action".

That customer complained about the lack of detail in the correspondence, as did many others.

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The website accidentally exposed information including names and email addresses, though Amazon made clear it was not the result of a breach or hack. The issue has been fixed.

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The disclosure came on the cusp of the year-end holiday shopping season, with retailers online and in real-world shops offering "Black Friday" bargains pegged to the day after the Thanksgiving holiday in the US.

Amazon customers in the US, the United Kingdom and Europe who had received the notifications via email Wednesday about the breach posted about the notices on social media.

Amazon notified some customers their data had been exposed but refused to provide any information about the breach, leaving users anxious and bewildered in the run-up to the biggest shopping day of the year.

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