Amazon hit by hackers, Cash stolen from 100 Amazon sellers

Must Read

President Ram Nath Kovind appoints new governor for Kerala, Telangana, Himachal Pradesh and Maharashtra

President Ram Nath Kovind appointed new governors for Maharashtra, Kerala, Telangana, Rajasthan, and Himachal Pradesh on Sunday. Former Union Minister Kalraj...

NRC list for Assam released; Fear looms as 19 lakh people face exclusion

NRC (National Register of Citizens) for Assam has been published at 10 am today. The final list excludes over...

Lateral Entry Era Begins as Union govt. appoints 9 professionals to Joint Secretary posts

The government has appointed its first batch of private professionals to the post of Joint Secretary in various ministries....
Saurabh Joshi
Hey Guys!!! I am a regular Content Writer here and I bring to you the latest and the hottest Tech related news and blogs. I hope you enjoy reading my content and are learning something new everyday. Thanks and have a nice day!!!

About 100 Amazon seller accounts were drained over six months this year as part of an “extensive” fraud by unidentified hackers. The ‘extensive’ fraud occurred between May and October 2018  with hackers breaking into the accounts of 100 Amazon sellers and funneling cash from loans or sales into their own bank accounts. The internet giant believes that the intruders changed account details at Barclays and Prepay Technologies.

The information comes from a redacted U.K. filing from November which has now been made public.

Amazon said in the filing that it believes the hackers managed to change account details on the Seller Control platform to match their own accounts at Barclays and Prepay Technologies, which is partly owned by Mastercard. The filing doesn’t indicate how the suspected hackers were able to add details of additional banks to the merchant accounts, according to Bloomberg.

The company’s lawyers asked a London judge to approve searches of account statements at Barclays and Prepay “to investigate the fraud, identify and pursue the wrongdoers, locate the whereabouts of misappropriated funds, bring the fraud to an end and deter future wrongdoing,” according to a court filing.

Barclays and Prepay “have become innocently mixed up in the wrongdoing,” according to the Amazon filing. The first fraudulent transaction occurred on May 16, 2018, the filing indicated, though Bloomberg said it’s unclear how much the hackers actually stole.

An Amazon spokesperson declined to comment on the case but said that any seller who believes they have received a phishing email should send a message to stop-[email protected]


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

- Advertisement -

Latest News

Drashti Dhami and Sanaya Irani are ultimate buddies, Check out photos

Drashti Dhami and Sanaya Irani are one of the closet buddies in film industry. Both have worked and stayed...

Japan PM Shinzo Abe to meet Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani

Following the rising tensions in the Middle-East after an attack on the oil facilities in Saudi Arabia. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is set...

Spain rejects US extradition request for Venezuela’s top spy Hugo Carvajal

Spain's top court has denied an extradition request by the United States and has ordered the release of Venezuela's former spy chief, Hugo Carvajal. Carvajal...

Borderlands 3 cloud-save hotfix coming soon

Borderlands 3 made its first appearance at E3 2019 during Microsoft’s press conference on June 9. After months of anticipation, Borderlands 3 finally released on PC, PS4 and Xbox One on September 13th. But it seems like...

Radhika Apte makes a Classy appearance at IIFA Rocks 2019

Radhika Apte is an Indian film actress, who is popularly known for her intellectual roles and passionate acting in the movies. She has worked...
- Advertisement -

More Articles Like This