Time to change your Amazon password 7



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The hackers are at it again, and this time they’ve attacked XBox and Amazon accounts last week, confirming that on Friday they have leaked 13,000 accounts onto a hacker site, including posting a document containing credit cards that has now been removed according to Time.

Whilst it is only a small scale hack, the companies affected are denying that they were hacked when asked by US entertainment site, TheWrap:

“Amazon was not hacked,” a rep for the e-commerce giant said in a statement to TheWrap.

“We have no evidence of a security breach in Xbox Live services. Microsoft takes the security of our customers’ data very seriously and employs a team of professionals to monitor and manage the security of the services that process and store customer data,” a Microsoft Spokesperson said.

Despite these statements, if your account is among the 13,000 credit cards and account details loaded to the hacker site, the inconvenience of managing this is significant.  Certainly worth changing your password for, and becoming more regular with your password changes.


Rebecca Wilson

Rebecca Wilson is the founder and publisher of Starts at Sixty. The daughter of two baby boomers, she has built the online community for over 60s by listening carefully to the issues and seeking out answers, insights and information for over 60s throughout Australia. Rebecca is an experienced marketer, a trained journalist and has a degree in politics. A mother of 3, she passionately facilitates and leads our over 60s community, bringing the community opinions, needs and interests to the fore and making Starts at Sixty a fun place to be.

  1. This is scary stuff, I don’t have an Xbox account, but being an author I do have an Amazon account. What is it with these people, haven’t they got something better to do with their time?

  2. This is all getting a bit ridiculous. We have credit card accounts hacked into each of the past 3 years. With all the accounts (I have U.S. and Australian) plus Amazon, etc. I think the day will come where we go back to cash. The hackers are smarter than we can keep up with them. Most of them are from Eastern Europe and they are quite tech savvy.

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