A hacker going by the name 0x2Taylor has said to have breached the servers of the digital market leader Amazon and leaking login credentials of 80,000 customers.
The 597.4 MB leaked data contains usernames and encrypted passwords of Amazon Kindle customers. The hacker claims he targeted Amazon as the company did not respond or pay any attention to his reports of a vital security flaw in their server. Previously, 0x2Taylor also took responsibility for hacking the Baton Rouge police department after Alton Sterling was fatally shot by two of their officers.
The hacker told sources “When they first got Kindles and set them up, all their stuff was being logged and put into a database that includes a user’s email, password, city, state, phone number, zip code, user-agent, LastLoginIP, Proxy IP and street.”
0x2Taylor also disclosed that he wanted a bounty of $700 from Amazon and he would guarantee that the info won’t be leaked, but, just as the the vulnerability report, Amazon also dismissed his offer so he uploaded the data dump on Maga.nz for the public.
The leaked file was scanned by data mining company Hacked-DB who confirm that the data is legit and never been leaked online before.
However, Amazon has a bug bounty and vulnerability reporting program, so it’s still not clear why the corporation did not reply to the hacker.