Amazon probing staff data leaks

On Sunday, The Wall Street Journal published a report that revealed that sellers have bribed Amazon employees to get access to internal sales data or to delete negative reviews, and that the company has launched an investigation into the practice. According to the report, middlemen use social media sites like WeChat to track down Amazon employees, offering them cash to turn over internal information or to delete negative reviews. The WSJ also reports that it costs roughly $300 to take down a bad review, with brokers “[demanding] a five-review minimum” per transaction. Amazon employees have also been asked to provide e-mail addresses of customers who left negative reviews, or to provide sales information to give sellers an edge against... Continue reading…

Amazon probing staff data leaks

Amazon is investigating allegations that some of its staff sold confidential customer data to third party companies particularly in China, the online giant confirmed on Sunday.

Mon 17 Sep 18 from Phys.org

Amazon Workers Accused Of Taking Bribes And Deleting Customer Reviews

Amazon is currently investigating claims that some of its workers have shared (or offered to share) confidential internal information with sellers, and also delete negative reviews of products, ...

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Amazon looking into claims that employees delete bad reviews for cash

Some merchants pay up to $2,000 for employees' secret services.

Mon 17 Sep 18 from Arstechnica

Amazon employees are allegedly taking bribes for insider data and deletion of product reviews

Amazon's vast marketplace is ripe with manipulation from unscrupulous third-party sellers trying to gain better rankings. Reports of Amazon employees accepting bribes to delete negative customer ...

Mon 17 Sep 18 from Techspot

Amazon investigating claims of employees leaking data for bribes

Amazon.com Inc said on Monday it was investigating suspected internal leaks of confidential information by its employees for bribes to remove fake reviews and other seller scams from its website. ...

Mon 17 Sep 18 from Reuters Technology

Amazon investigates claims its employees are SELLING customers' personal data

Amazon, based in Seattle and run by billionaire Jeff Bezos (file photo), has confirmed it is investigating allegations that its employees are selling confidential data collected on its customers. ...

Mon 17 Sep 18 from Daily Mail

Amazon investigates claims staff are leaking data for bribes

Employees are offering confidential information to sellers, according to reportAmazon is investigating claims that employees have taken bribes for leaking confidential sales information, particularly ...

Mon 17 Sep 18 from Guardian.co.uk

Amazon investigates staff bribery claims

The practice is particularly "pronounced in China", according to the Wall Street Journal.

Mon 17 Sep 18 from BBC Technology

Amazon is investigating claims that employees deleted reviews and sold sales data to sellers

On Sunday, The Wall Street Journal published a report that revealed that sellers have bribed Amazon employees to get access to internal sales data or to delete negative reviews, ...

Sun 16 Sep 18 from The Verge

Amazon looks into reports of staff leaking data to merchants

Bribery in tech companies or their supply chains in is nothing new (there are numerous stories of factory workers leaking unannounced products), but Amazon is grappling with some particularly ...

Sun 16 Sep 18 from Engadget

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