30 Sep 2020

Former Amazon Employee Charged with $1.4m Insider Trading Scheme

On Monday, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) charged a former Amazon finance manager and two family members with inside trading after an investigation concluded the former employee intentionally misused tax details she had access too as part of her role at Amazon. The SEC confirmed that the charges related

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28 Sep 2020

Ring’s Flying In-Home Camera Drone Escalates Privacy Worries

Cybersecurity experts have expressed concern over a new development from Amazon’s Ring division, which unveiled a new drone feature on its Always Home Camera. The robot drone can fly around the customers’ homes, taking security footage while doing so. This has caused an outcry of concerns over several privacy aspects,

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22 Sep 2020

Six Indicted for Bribing Amazon Workers in $100m Scheme

According to a recent statement, six individuals have been indicted for their involvement in a bribery scheme against Amazon employees. The six men and women attempted to bribe Amazon workers to gain an unfair competitive advantage on Amazon Marketplace estimated to be worth $100m. The six criminals live across the

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07 Sep 2020

Pentagon Awards JEDI Contract To Microsoft—Again—In Blow To Amazon

On Friday, the Department of Defense announced that it has decided to award Microsoft with the contentious $10 billion JEDI contract. This has created more controversy between Microsoft and Amazon, who went to court in a legal fight for the lucrative DoD contract. In October of last year, Microsoft won

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01 Sep 2020

FBI warned of how Ring doorbell surveillance can be used against police officers

According to leaked documents, smart doorbell vendors such as Amazon’s Ring create concerns on behalf of law enforcement on how their use of IoT technology can pose a risk to the security of police officers. Homeowners implement IoT doorbell technology to provide their homes with heightened security at each point

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24 Aug 2020

Researchers Sound Alarm Over Malicious AWS Community AMIs

Researchers have alerted the public to a growing threat posed by Amazon Web Services and its available pre-configured virtual servers, stating that threat actors can build Community Amazon Machine Images (AMI) infected with malware yet make them identical to legitimate ones. This poses a risk to AWS customers, as they

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17 Aug 2020

Amazon Alexa Vulnerabilities Could Have Exposed User Data

Researchers at Check Point security have identified vulnerabilities within Amazon’s virtual assistant, Alexa. The series of vulnerabilities could allow for a variety of attacks against the device. Check Point found Cross-Origin Resource Sharing misconfiguration attacks and Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) bugs on Amazon and Alexa subdomains. This allowed the researchers to

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13 Aug 2020

Amazon Alexa ‘One-Click’ Attack Can Divulge Personal Data

A shocking new report by researchers at Check Point security exposes a critical vulnerability in Amazon’s Alexa virtual assistant platform that could be leveraged by attackers to access banking data history, home addresses, and other personally identifiable information. Check Point researchers found several web application flaws on Amazon Alexa subdomains

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17 Jul 2020

Amazon-Themed Phishing Campaigns Swim Past Security Checks

Amazon has been used to perpetuate a pair of new phishing campaigns that aim to steal credentials and other personal information claiming to be Amazon package-delivery notices. Amazon has been in high demand lately due to the COVID-19 pandemic preventing many from leaving the house excessively. However, cybercriminals have capitalized

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06 Jul 2020

House Subcommittee Again Takes Aim at Amazon over Ring Surveillance

The House Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy has been pursuing Amazon over the company’s Ring doorbell camera technology as concerns over privacy, surveillance, and civil liberties continue to increase. The subcommittee Chairman wrote a letter on Thursday seeking assurances from Amazon that the Ring Inc. subsidiary would adhere to

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