Calls It a "Technical Error"

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Some of you may be waking up today to find an email from Amazon in your inbox claiming the company has disclosed your name and email address.

But while Amazon remained silent on numerous incident details, the company did make it clear to us that its website and its internal systems were not breached.

Amazon has admitted it has been hit by a data breach affecting shoppers just hours before Black Friday.

Today's Amazon email leak notification comes after the company sent out a similar notification last month.

Amazon has suffered a data breach that caused customer names and email addresses to be disclosed on its website due to a technical error.

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Amazon informed customers in an email that it happened because of a "technical error". There were no estimates of the number of customers affected or the duration.

"This email is more alarming than it is helpful", wrote one customer on Twitter. While it appears the issue mainly affected customers in the United States and Europe, it's unknown exactly how many people this impacted. It also told customers that changing passwords wasn't necessary.

Since then, the issue has been fixed, Amazon says, as it has nothing to do with anything you may have done online while using your Amazon account.

The e-commerce giant confirmed it sent the messages, adding in a subsequent statement it had "fixed the issue".

"Not almost good enough Amazon", he tweeted.

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