Amazon breach shows need for stronger third-party cybersecurity

Hackers breached the Amazon accounts of several third party vendors using stolen credentials obtained through the dark web to post fake deals and steal cash.

The threat actors have reportedly changed the bank deposit information on the compromised accounts to steal tens of thousands of dollars from the users, several sellers and advertisers have said. The attackers also targeted accounts that hadn’t been recently used to post nonexistent merchandise for sale at steep discounts in an attempt to pocket the cash.

It’s unclear how many accounts were compromised and the hack appears to have stemmed from email and password credentials stolen from a previous breach. …

Source: Amazon breach shows need for stronger third-party cybersecurity

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