Amazon sacks insiders over data leak, alerts customers


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Feb 4, 2016
Although the email notification pins blame for the incident on "an Amazon employee," a company statement shared by Motherboard implies multiple insiders could be to blame:
"The individuals responsible for this incident have been fired. We have referred the bad actors to law enforcement and are supporting their criminal prosecution," said an Amazon spokesperson.

The company did not answer how many customers were impacted.
Insider threats, not all of which may be malicious, continue to pose a risk to tech organizations.

Just last month, as reported by BleepingComputer, Shopify had suffered from a data breach impacting 200 merchants, because of some company team members going "rogue."
August this year, a Russian national tried to recruit a Tesla subsidiary employee in an extortion effort, "to convince him to deploy an unknown malware strain on the company’s computer network."