Amazon’s technical error leaks customers names and email addresses
World’s largest e-commerce website Amazon has sent out emails to some of its customers informing them about a “technical error” that exposed their emails IDs and user names on its website publicly.
However, Amazon refused to elaborate the nature of the “technical error,” and the number of customers affected by this error.
The company said in In a statement, “We have fixed the issue and informed customers who may have been impacted.”
Amazon customers across Europe and the United States tweeted a screenshot of the email.
The company has appealed affected customers need not to panic, changing their password is not necessary. Although phishing attackers could use affected customers names and emails to attempt to reset their accounts or target their emails.
Amazon has fired the employee who was behind the technical error. Their letter sent to the customers states: “We are writing to let you know that your email address was disclosed by an Amazon employee to a third-party seller on our website in violation of our policies. As a result, the employee has been tarminated and we are supporting law enforcement in their prosecution. The third-party seller has been blocked. This is not a result of anything you have done, and there is no need for you to take any action.”