Has Amazon asked you to reset your password?

There are some reports online, and we’ve heard a few rumours, that Amazon UK has been asking users to reset their passwords.

We have no confirmed details about this but here’s one report on ZDnet. There is no indication on why they have made this move and we have seen no details on how many users are affected

But it does seem that some people have received an email. The text of the email to users reportedly reads:

“This is an important message from Amazon.co.uk.

At Amazon, we take your security and privacy very seriously. We recently discovered that your Amazon.co.uk password may have been improperly stored on your device or transmitted to Amazon in a way that could potentially expose it to a third party. We have corrected the issue to prevent this exposure. While we have no reason to believe your password was improperly disclosed to a third party, out of an abundance of caution, we have assigned a temporary password to your account. To regain access to your Amazon customer account please follow the below steps. We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused.”

The email continues with help on how users can go about resetting their passwords.

We’d love to hear from you if you have received such an alert. And we’ll report back to you if and when we find out why Amazon seem to have taken this measure.