Amazon says some customer email addresses exposed

San Francisco (AFP) – Amazon on Wednesday mentioned {that a} web site glitch unintentionally uncovered names and e mail addresses of a number of the e-commerce big’s clients.

Amazon declined to reveal the extent of the software program slip-up.

“We’ve got fastened the problem and knowledgeable clients who might have been impacted,” an Amazon spokesman mentioned in response to an AFP inquiry.

There was no breach of Amazon programs or its web site, and passwords have been stored protected, in response to the corporate.

As a precaution, messages have been despatched to clients affected by the web site mishap letting them know their names and e mail addresses might have been disclosed by the Amazon web site.

Amazon clients within the US and Europe have reported receiving messages from the corporate, in response to tech information web site TechCrunch.

The disclosure got here on the cusp of the year-end vacation buying season, with retailers on-line and in real-world retailers providing “Black Friday” bargains pegged to the day after the Thanksgiving vacation within the US.

Amazon is the “undisputed e-commerce chief” within the US, with a 48 % share of on-line gross sales right here this yr anticipated to equate to some $252 billion, in response to analysts at eMarketer.

The market tracker forecast that whole e-commerce gross sales within the US would bounce 16.6 % to $123.73 billion this vacation season as in contrast with the identical interval final yr.

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