Amazon Black Friday Data Breach

The 2018 holiday season is here and the Grinch is up to his tricks again. This year data breach season starts with the biggest target of all – Amazon.

With massive sales expected on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, the giant e-commerce platform was a highly probable target of cybercrime. Early reports on the breach from The Guardian indicate that the breach occurred the day before Thanksgiving and compromised customers’ names and email addresses. Thus far, the company has revealed little information on how the breach occurred, but it is not a great start to the shopping season for Amazon.