Apparent Amazon breach yields login credentials of over 80,000 Kindle users | The Daily Dot

A hacker claiming to have breached an Amazon server has released more than 80,000 usernames and passwords belonging to Amazon users after the online retail giant failed to heed his warnings about vulnerabilities in its servers. The hacker, who goes by 0x2Taylor on Twitter, told the Daily Dot he had attempted to contact Amazon three days ago to bring to the company’s attention a significant security risk that he spotted in ones of its servers. Contained on the server were the usernames and passwords of over 80,000 Amazon Kindle users, along with a considerable amount of information linked to each account including: city, state, ZIP code, phone number, and the IP address from the user’s last login.  ADVERTISEMENT Ox2Taylor said he tested a selection of passwords and confirmed they were valid.

Source: Apparent Amazon breach yields login credentials of over 80,000 Kindle users | The Daily Dot

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