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Amazon resets passwords amid security fears

By Dan Wilson June 22, 2016 - 3:50 pm

Amazon has reset the passwords of users it believe appear on a list of login details that’s available online. Amazon has not revealed the scale of the problem but is contacting users who they believe are on the list. It’s important to stress that Amazon itself is not the source of the details.

This is part of the text of the email that has been sent out by Amazon to affected users: “At Amazon we take your security and privacy very seriously. As part of our routine monitoring, we discovered a list of email address and password sets posted online. While the list was not Amazon-related, we know that many customers reuse their passwords on several websites. We believe your email address and password set was on that list. So we have taken the precaution of resetting your Amazon password. We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused but felt that it was necessary to help protect you and your Amazon account.”

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