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

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.)


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.

Customer Service

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

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