Amazon hit with data breach just hours before Black Friday


Amazon has suffered a data breach that has caused customer names and email addresses to be disclosed on its website. The hack came to light just two days before the Black Friday sale.

The e-commerce giant has emailed affected customers but has not given any further details on how many people were affected or where they are based.

An Amazon spokesperson told Mashable that the company had “fixed the issue and informed customers who may have been impacted.”

However, the spokesperson declined to elaborate on just what exactly the “issue” was.

Some customers took to Twitter to clarify about the scam: