Amazon password reset email states that a list of login credentials was found posted online — Although, it is unclear how many accounts were found but if you are an Amazon customer simply change your password now.
Amazon, the electronic commerce giant is sending emails to its registered customers urging them to change their passwords after discovering a list of email addresses and passwords posted online.
The email notice that was actually sent on 30th September 2016 states that the list was not Amazon-related but because a large number of customers use same passwords on other sites it will be better for their own security to change their password. Amazon is sending emails to only those customers whose credentials were found in the list. At the same time, the company has assigned a temporary password to targeted accounts.
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According to the email notice:
As part of our routine monitoring, we discovered a list of email addresses and passwords posted online. While the list was not Amazon-related, we know that many customers reuse their passwords on multiple websites. Since we believe your email addresses and passwords were on the list, we have assigned a temporary password to your Amazon.com account out of an abundance of caution.
Remember, in July this year HACKREAD exclusively reported about a hacker who was claiming to have leaked 80,000 Login Amazon login credentials. In July again another hacker was found selling a database from an unknown third-party server that contained data on several platforms including Amazon Marketplace.
However, it is unclear if the email notice is related to above-mentioned incidents as there was no reply from Amazon to the inquiry emails sent by HACKREAD. So in case you have received such email just change your password asap and use Amazon’s Two-Step Verification, a feature that adds an extra layer of security to your account.