Baffled and hurt by Amazon’s #AmazonFreshHack, 7,000 customers get auto-sold subscriptions to rival service

Amazon today was in contact with all employees affected by the #AmazonFreshHack, the company says. Read the full note: pic.twitter.com/TDKXHUE3qG — Jeff Barr (@JeffBarrAWS) October 7, 2017

Amazon today was in contact with all employees affected by the #AmazonFreshHack, the company says. Read the full note: pic.twitter.com/TDKXHUE3qG — Jeff Barr (@JeffBarrAWS) October 7, 2017

We’re following the AmazonFresh hack, where around 7,000 customer profiles are being scraped from the Amazon website. The hack has impacted Amazon service for some customers, including a number that ordered organic milk, said Gowandeep Singla, a senior researcher at FireEye, who tweets about the hacked info.

The Information today reported that hackers had accessed the customers’ names, address, and payment card information. Amazon said its servers are protected with “forever firewalls, encryption, and other layers of defense.”

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