Amazon Suffers Security Breach; 80,000 Login Credentials Leaked


July 10, 2016

A hacker going by the online handle of 0x2Taylor has claimed to breach the servers of electronic commerce giant Amazon ending up leaking login credentials of 80,000 users.

The 597.4 MB leaked data includes usernames and encrypted passwords of Amazon Kindle users. The hacker states he targeted Amazon as the firm did not reply or pay any attention to his reports aiming at critical security flaws in their server. Earlier, 0x2Taylor also claimed responsibility for conducting a cyber attack on Baton Rouge police department when Alton Sterling was fatally shot by two of the city’s police officers.

While talking with Mic, the hacker said “When they first got Kindles and set them up, all their stuff was being logged and put into a database that includes a user’s email, password, city, state, phone number, zip code, user-agent, LastLoginIP, Proxy IP and street.”

0x2Taylor also revealed that he asked Amazon a sum of $700 and in return, he assured that the data will not be leaked however just like the vulnerability report Amazon also ignored his offer and in return he leaked the massive data dump on Mega.nz for anyone to download it.

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