Amazon Denies Data Breach Rumors but Resets User Passwords Just in Case

Catalin Cimpanu reports:

The company says that nobody breached its servers, but that it took this step after its security staff discovered a set of customer details posted online as part of another breach at another company.

Amazon says those details matched the details of Amazon accounts, and since it had no way of knowing if those customers reused the same passwords for their Amazon accounts, it decided to air on the safe side of things and reset those customers’ passwords, just in case.

Password reset emails started going out last week, when several users posted screenshots on Twitter, and have continued to reach users this week.

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