Amazon doesn't have much to say about its customer data leak

Names and Emails of Amazon Customers Exposed

Names and Emails of Amazon Customers Exposed

There was no breach of Amazon systems or its website, and passwords were kept safe, according to the company.

With Black Friday and Cyber Monday looming, Amazon is poised to generate a massive amount of revenue in the coming days.

If you haven't received an email, then your data wasn't exposed. 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.

Starting on November 20, the Seattle-based behemoth began notifying an unknown number of customers via email that, well, something had happened to their data.

Amazon sent the email from a notification-only address, so customers can't respond to it and request more details.

Amazon leaked names and email addresses of some of its customers due to what the company calls a "technical error".

The latest incident, however, could embolden those who would like to see tech giants and other businesses disclose more information about security incidents to their customers.

Others questioned Amazon after it told users there's "no need for you to change your password or take any other action, " fearing hackers still might try to use their names and e-mail addresses for nefarious purposes.

After informing customers that their name and email had been revealed, the email from Amazon goes on to say, "The issue has been fixed". But the company confirmed to Beta News that the issue is real and that it has been fixed.

"Not almost good enough Amazon", he tweeted.

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