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Amazon India: Did The Recent Data Breach Affect Indian Customers?

Amazon India: Did The Recent Data Breach Affect Indian Customers?

The breach that happened on Amazon has certainly affected many individuals in the regions of the US and Europe. Customers are worried about their data being sold or used for other purposes. Indian customers should also fear, say many experts because the breach has even let out the details of customers in India.

On Wednesday the online retailer was hit by a technical error that eventually had disclosed many of the customers’ names and email IDs right on the portal. For now, there is no accurate number of customers’ data that was said to be out. This goes for the US, Europe and even India. More than 150 million user details were out and no one knows how many of those were from India.

Even Amazon India is yet to announce it Indian customers were really affected and had their data breached.

“We have fixed the issue and informed customers who may have been impacted,” said the company. The news spread on Twitter and eventually made its way to Amazon. Many customers complained and actions were later taken. The festival shopping season might be the reason for the breach.

For now, the experts in security say that email IDs might cause phishing attacks including various malware threats. "Customers are advised to filter Spam and install anti-virus software and to treat unsolicited emails with suspicion,” said Rajesh Maurya, regional vice president, India and SAARC, Fortinet.

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