Amazon leaks customer names and email addresses2018-11-21 18:42 by Daniela
A few days before Black Friday, Amazon inadvertently disclosed the names and email addresses of some customers because of what the e-commerce giant described as a technical error.
When contacted for comment, Amazon said that neither its website nor any of its systems had been breached and that it has "fixed the issue and informed customers who may have been impacted." It did not reveal the number of accounts affected or which countries the users are located in. Twitter users across Europe and the United States have reported receiving the email, and forum posts suggest that the error affected consumer rather than business accounts on the platform.
Today's Amazon email leak notification comes after the company sent out a similar notification last month. That leak wasn't caused by a technical error, like this one, but by an Amazon employee who was caught selling customer data, and who Amazon later fired.
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