Amazon.com informed some customers on Wednesday that their names and e-mail addresses had been "unintentionally revealed" "as a result of…
Amazon.com informed some customers on Wednesday that their names and e-mail addresses had been “unintentionally revealed” “as a result of a” technical error “but refused to provide more information about the security incident.
E- The commercial giant confirmed that it sent the messages and added in a later statement that it had “fixed the problem.” “Amazon did not say how many of its users had been affected or where and how the email had been postponed. It just said that its website and other systems had not been broken.
Amazon’s limited disclosures come days before Black Friday and the Cyber Monday holiday a season when sales of e-commerce merchandise are estimated at a total of more than 1
23 million dollars, according to eMarketer. Its management of the security loss caused sharp criticism of social media.
Among their own sellers took a few to the company’s forum to complain about Amazone’s quick handling of the case. & # 39; & # 39; Who knows what they’re not revealing about this, & # 39; & # 39; wrote a user. “” Hopefully nothing. . . . & # 39; & # 39;
Others questioned Amazon after telling users that there is no need to change your password or take any other action. & # 39; & # 39; Asking hackers can still try to use their names and e-mail addresses for hostile purposes.
This is not the first time Amazon has encountered security issues. In October, the technician giant fired an employee who wrongly shared the customer’s email with a third-party seller. The security process, which Amazon said it was working with law enforcement to investigate, resulted in the same way in messages to customers who stated that their email addresses had been exposed.
However, the latest event could be emboldened to those who would like to see technology giants and other companies reveal more information about security incidents to their customers. Over the past year, technical giants like Facebook and Google have experienced more serious accidents that affect users’ personal data.
Currently, the federal government has no law requiring companies to tell consumers when their information has been stolen or compromised. Most states have rules, but they generally only cover incidents where sensitive personal information is taken.
This includes the Amazon homeland of Washington, where companies must inform residents of violations if the accident contains unauthorized disclosure of names along with information such as social security numbers.