Amazon has emailed consumers to tell them that a “technical fault” made their email addresses and names visible on its website publicly. Amazon refused to answer on how many consumers have been impacted, and the only way to know if your data has been negotiated is by getting one of the firm’s astonishingly brief emails.
In these texts, Amazon claims that the fault has now been solved, and it guarantees consumers that it will not be required for them to change their passwords. On the other hand, the data exposed still presents risk for users: it puts them at jeopardy of phishing assaults, and it can allow attackers to attempt to reset their accounts.
When contacted for the interview, Amazon claimed that neither its platform nor any of its systems had been violated and that it has solved the problem and told users who might have been affected. It did not offer the number of users impacted or which nations the consumers are situated in.
On a related note, Twitter earlier issued a security alert and insisted its 330 Million plus users to replace their old passwords with the new ones to protect themselves from a recent “hashing” hitch. Twitter has revealed that there was a trouble in a blog post and successive Tweets on last Thursday afternoon. Further, the company has assured that the problem is resolved now.
An internal inspection has made it clear that there was no sign of insiders’ theft or misuse of passwords. But the company has advised its customers to change their passwords as a protective step. Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter, has proclaimed in his official Tweet that the company has resolved an error. He added that there is no evidence of a violation or mishandling of the passwords. Further, he suggested all the users change their Twitter password as a preventative measure.