If you guessed a data breach has finally affected Amazon you’d be right. If you’ve shopped on Amazon recently you should keep reading.
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Amazon was quick to deny there was a data leak on their platform, instead classifying this as a “technical error.” Below is the email notification affected customers received:
Amazon's legit been sending out notices saying sorry we exposed your email address. Seems likely related to this https://t.co/21cRB2dHTk… Besides the brevity, what's giving people pause is they sign the email https://t.co/KDiteRFaeR Why cap the "a" and why no https://? Strange pic.twitter.com/mwty3GmCN1
— briankrebs (@briankrebs) November 21, 2018
Forbes reported the above information. Since the Amazon email signed off with a http link (and not https) to the massive retailer’s site, the people who received this message wondered if they were being phished.
Though Amazon denies this was a “data breach,” the consequences are the same. People’s information was exposed. We wonder if Firefox’s new feature FireFox Monitor will flag the site. The only difference between this and a full on data breach is that Amazon released less information about how many customers were affected, what information was at large, and how long their system was exposed.
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