Amazon tight-lipped about accidentally sharing customer emails due to technical error

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Amazon on Wednesday morning issued email alerts to some of its customers whose names and emails were leaked on its website in what it described as a "technical error".

But while Amazon remained silent on numerous incident details, the company did make it clear to us that its website and its internal systems were not breached.

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Amazon informed customers in an email that it happened because of a "technical error".

As the holiday shopping season kicks into gear, Amazon has disclosed to select customers that their names and email addresses were "inadvertently disclosed" due to a "technical error".

The company did not release an estimate of the number of customers affected by the breach.

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However, the company did email all the customers whose details were visible publicly, BetaNews explains. The issue has been fixed.

It's not known exactly how many customers have been affected by the breach, although users from multiple countries including the USA and United Kingdom took to social media to report receiving the email. In the email, it also told customers they won't need to change their passwords or take any other action. For now, it would be wise to change the password associated with the email address Amazon disclosed just to be extra safe. Last year, Amazon recorded a profit of almost $2 billion during its fiscal quarter covering the holiday season.

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