According to a new report, Amazon has emailed some customers, alerting them that their password might have “been compromised.” The company has apparently force-reset the password on these accounts. In the email, it said that the customers affected might have their password “improperly stored” on a device or “transmitted” to Amazon in such a way that left it unprotected. Alluding reset passwords, Amazon told the customers who received the email that “We have corrected the issue to prevent this exposure.”
Amazon also says that it doesn’t believe that the passwords were obtained by a third party. The force-reset was done with an “abundance of caution,”. It was just last week that the company launched two-factor authentication for its U.S. customers. However, that doesn’t cover the mobile version of the site. One thing you can do is request that your mobile browser open the desktop version of Amazon.com if you want to use the two-factor authentication.
So far, the company has not issued a statement about the issue. It might be worth it to take the time to change your password just in case. We don’t know how many customers were actually affected by the issue at this time. We may learn more soon and we will let you know.
Source Phone Arena