Amazon fires staffers who leaked crucial customer information
New Delhi : Amazon has laid off several employees for allegedly leaking the crucial information about its customers to the third-party vendors, saying their action "violated its policies".
Sharing the information via an e-mail to those who were affected by this, the tech giant said that your email address and phone number were "disclosed by an Amazon employee to a third party in violation of our policies."
"As a result, the employee has been terminated, and we are supporting law enforcement in their prosecution. No other information related to your account was shared," Amazons said in a statement obtained by TechCrunch.
"No other information related to your account was shared. This is not a result of anything you have done, and there is no need for you to take any action," the email further read.
Last year, Amazon had acknowledged a similar error saying that a lot of numbers of its customers were exposed due to a technical error, which was later fixed.
"We're contacting you to let you know that our website inadvertently disclosed your email address due to a technical error. The issue has been fixed. This is not a result of anything you have done, and there is no need for you to change your password or take any other action," Amazon had said in the email sent to the users.