Amazon suffers data breach days before Black Friday


Amazon has suffered a data breach just days before Black Friday – and the company was tight-lipped about whether it had notified the British data protection authorities.

Multiple Register readers forwarded us emails sent from Amazon’s UK tentacle informing them that the online sales site had “inadvertently disclosed [their] name and email address due to a technical error”.

The email from Amazon, which included an HTTP link to its website at the end, read:

Amazon’s UK press office acknowledged that the email was genuine, saying only: “We have fixed the issue and informed customers who may have been impacted.”

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Source: The Register