Amazon data breach reveals private details of customers ahead of Black Friday

21 Novembre, 2018, 19:21 | Auteur: Auguste Feret
  • Alexa is that you? Amazon exposes user data in mystery breach issues creepy non-explanation

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.

We don't know how it happened, exactly when it happened, or who the information was shared with / to. We also don't know how many users have been impacted by the event.

As BetaNews reports, the email Amazon sent is quite obscure.

As the holiday shopping season kicks into gear, Amazon has disclosed to select customers that their names and email addresses were "inadvertently disclosed" due to a "technical error".

Easter Islanders Arrive in London With Massive Empty Suitcase
After the meeting, Ward said he was optimistic but cautioned that the campaign for the return of the statue would be a long one.

Île de La Réunion : des casseurs s'invitent au mouvement des "gilets jaunes"
Selon les chiffres de la préfecture de La Réunion, il y a eu 38 interpellations mardi soir, et au total 108 depuis samedi . Un couvre-feu est désormais instauré de 21 heures à 6 heures du matin pour la moitié des communes.

Steve Aoki drops video for ‘Waste It On Me’ with BTS
This track was an achievement for both BTS and Steve because it was the first song BTS sang in all English. The music video is a comedic, light-hearted, feel-good journey that will leave you hitting replay.

Amazon's United Kingdom press office acknowledged that the email was genuine, saying only: "We have fixed the issue and informed customers who may have been impacted". 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.

It then goes on to say, "The issue has been fixed". In its notifications to customers, the company said that they did not need to change their passwords or "take any other action".

Under the rules, Amazon also "must assess if a breach should be reported to the ICO, or to the equivalent supervisory body if they are not based in the UK", the United Kingdom watchdog, the Information Commissioner's Office, said.

Conseillé:



Populaire

Facebook: Zuckerberg ne prévoit pas de démissionner | Réseaux sociaux
Je suis fier du travail que nous avons accompli et j'espère que nous continuerons à travailler ensemble pendant des décennies. Forcément, Facebook en général et Mark Zuckerberg en particulier ont cherché à minimiser les révélations de cet article.

UAE sentences British academic to life for spying, UK vows repercussions
On October 29, she said, Hedges was released with an ankle bracelet that monitored his movements and was told to stay in Dubai . He said the handling of the case by Emirati authorities would have repercussions on relations between the two countries.

Despite losses, Trump insists his party won 'historic' victory
The party holds a supermajority in both chambers of the Legislature and has a 3.7-million advantage in voter registration. Democrats now control seven seats representing the county, four of which are pickups from Republicans.

Ikea is cutting HUNDREDS of jobs in the UK
A spokesman for Ikea confirmed that the chances will "not impact the majority of co-workers in our stores and distribution units".

B.C. announces long-awaited ride-hailing legislation
All ride-hailing and taxi drivers will have to maintain a Class 4 passenger licence and undergo mandatory criminal checks. Much of the delays have been caused by concern over the B.C. taxi industry's ability to compete with companies like Uber.

Eddie Jones drops Danny Care from England squad for Wallabies Test
Northampton's Piers Francis has been included as has Manu Tuilagi, last capped in 2016. His reaction has been typically ruthless.

New vote an option ‘later’ says Jeremy Corbyn
He will stress the need for workers' rights and environmental standards to be protected to prevent a "race to the bottom". Mr Corbyn said Labour "couldn't stop" Brexit because it does not have enough seats in Parliament.

Chinese 'Oscars' overshadowed by political controversy
The team's athletic prowess led them to win five gold, one silver, and a bronze medal in the competition hosted by South Africa. However, he added: "We hope that art can be art, and that no political issues will interfere with it because art is very pure".

India prepared for extra pace and bounce in Australia: Rohit
The Twenty20 Internationals will be followed by a four-test series beginning in Adelaide on December 6. It was a shortened game, 10 overs. " Australia in Australia will always be unsafe without a doubt".

"Vous mentez!": Macron interpellé par un étudiant en Belgique (vidéo)
Au même moment, devant les députés En marche, son Premier ministre Edouard Philippe a toutefois noté "la crispation du climat" et a défendu le principe de "tenir le cap".