Amazon Tech Glitch Exposes Data

Amazon suffered a technical error that mistakenly exposed some users' personal data.

The e-commerce giant confirming information including names and email address was accidentally exposed.  The company making it clear it was not the result of a breach or a hack. 

Amazon not answering questions about how many people were impacted or whether any of the information was stolen. The company did however say the issue has been fixed, and that customers won't need to change their passwords or take any other corrective action.

In October, the company said it fired an employee who shared information with an outside seller on its platform in violation of the company's policy.

While Amazon said the latest snafu was the result of a technical error, exposed names and email addresses raise the risk customers could be targeted in a phishing attack meant to extract more data.

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