Amazon fires a number of employees who have leaked customer’s sensitive data such as Email addresses and phone numbers to unauthorized 3rd parties.
Amazon disclosed this data leak to its customers via email and said that the actions committed by employees are a “violation of our policies.”
The company now supporting law enforcement for their prosecution, but there is very small information gathered about to whom they have shared the data.
Amazon didn’t reveal any information about how many customers were affected but the Email said that “No other information related to customer account was shared “
The email read to customers that “This is not a result of anything you have done, and there is no need for you to take any action,”
Amazon spoke person who said via Tech Crunch “We have fixed the issue and informed customers who may have been impacted.” The company emailed all impacted users to be cautious. “
Last year Amazon faced a similar incident in a year back when it sent a message to its customers who had received an email purporting to come from the company including the warning which says that their email addresses and names had been leaked.
Insider threats are very real and make up the majority of cybersecurity attacks on enterprises. Yet, many businesses still spend most of their time safeguarding their systems against outsider threats.