Technical Glitch Affects Vendors on Amazon India Site

2019, Breaches, January

Who: Amazon India

What was affected: The merchant tax reports that were accidentally passed on to unintended recipients contained data including sales, category-wise split, and inventory data.

When it happened: January 2019

How it happened: Sources in the know of the situation said that a glitch was reported internally last week that exposed some sellers’ private financial information to other users. Sellers downloading their monthly financial reports (data of their sales through were served with those of other vendors, leading to a breach of competitive businesses data.

Outcome: As soon as the breach came to its notice, technical teams were pressed into action to resolve the issue.