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Amazon ‘technical error’ exposes undisclosed number of customer names and emails

November 27, 2018

Right before you Thanksgiving and some of the biggest shopping days of the year, Amazon sent emails to affected customers, revealing that it had “inadvertently disclosed your name and email address due to a technical error.” The lackluster email caused some people to worry it might be a phishing attack.

Amazon failed to say how many people were affected by the data exposure or what the technical error actually was; instead, Amazon claimed the issue was fixed and impacted customers were notified.

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