Amazon accused of handing out its users’ personal data

Daniel Cooper reports:

Eric Springer is not happy, mostly because he believes that Amazon let a nefarious type get at his account. In a blog over at Medium, Springer revealed that he was the victim of a “social engineering” hack that exposed his details to an unnamed third party. With just a rough idea of Springer’s location and his email address, the attacker tricked a customer services rep to give up almost all of his personal information. The attacker was subsequently able to use this data to trick Springer’s bank into sending out a copy of his credit card.

Read more on engadget. Then read Eric’s entire post on Medium. I don’t know about you, but it has made me very nervous about Amazon.

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