Amazon hit with major data breach days before Black Friday

Amazon has suffered a major data breach that caused customer names and email addresses to be disclosed on its website, just two days ahead of Black Friday. The e-commerce giant said it has emailed affected customers but refused to give any more details on how many people were affected or where they are based.

The firm said the issue was not a breach of its website or any of its systems, but a technical issue that inadvertently posted customer names and email addresses to its website. In a short statement, Amazon said: “We have fixed the issue and informed customers who may have been impacted.”

Read more about the Amazon data breach on The Guardian.