Amazon Wants You to Know They Let Spammers Get Your Email Address

Amazon Wants You to Know They Let Spammers Get Your Email Address Amazon

Amazon sent out an email yesterday, informing users that Amazon's site had suffered a privacy breach.

While I can understand why this looks suspicious, I can confirm that it is real. (Aside from that detail, I really don't know anything more about this than you.)

Hello,

We’re contacting you to let you know that our website inadvertently disclosed your email address due to a technical error. The issue has been fixed. This is not a result of anything you have done, and there is no need for you to change your password or take any other action.

Sincerely,
Customer Service
http://Amazon.com

And just to be clear, I do not know that spammers got the email addresses leaked in the breach, nor am I worried about getting additional spam or phishing emails. I already get so many everyday that one more doesn't matter.

image by Tony Webster via Flickr

Nate Hoffelder

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader: He's here to chew bubble gum and fix broken websites, and he is all out of bubble gum. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills at the drop of a hat. He fixes author sites, and shares what he learns on The Digital Reader's blog. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.

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