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.
Turns out that weird data breach notification email from Amazon *is* real….
Amazing lack of detail, and plenty of reasons why people felt it could be dodgy.
— Graham Cluley (@gcluley) November 21, 2018
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:
ANOTHER SCAM!🙃 @AmazonHelp @amazonIN @amazon please confirm if this is a scam. Ordered a watch through this link https://t.co/0Cp6oBMqKe and if this is any sort of data theft I request you to take strict action. Amazon is a big company and I hope you keep your reputation intact. pic.twitter.com/1cXaOddw0q
— Apeksha Pandey (@apekshapandey04) November 21, 2018
What technical error? How was the issue fixed? Disclosed to who? No info. No context. Had to check it wasn't spam. Thanks for not telling me anything about what happened to my data @amazon! pic.twitter.com/Y2OucQqCOj
— Crypto Ramble (@CryptoRamble) November 21, 2018
— Patty (@notenoughnamez) November 21, 2018