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Amazon resets customer passwords, while LeakedSource discloses massive update

Last weekend, and continuing on to earlier this week, Amazon sent password reset notifications to customers whose accounts were likely using recycled credentials. In somewhat related news, LeakedSource said on Tuesday they’ve added nearly 40 million hacked accounts to their database.


Starting last Saturday, Amazon sent the first batch of an unknown number of emails, warning customers that their passwords had been reset. The move was a proactive measure, taken after Amazon’s security team discovered a list of email addresses and passwords online.

“As part of our routine monitoring, we discovered a list of email addresses and passwords posted online. While the list was not Amazon-related, we know that many customers reuse their passwords on multiple websites. Since we believe your email addresses and passwords were on the list, we have assigned a temporary password to your account out of an abundance of caution,” the email states.

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