Hackers aren’t just targeting shoppers but merchants as well.
According to The Wall Street Journal, cyber criminals have been repeatedly breaking into the accounts of Amazon third-party sellers to post non-existent merchandise, fake deals and steal thousands of cash.
Hackers target both active and non-active sellers. Bank-deposit information of active Amazon merchants are being changed by these cyber criminals to steal tens of thousands of dollars while they break into inactive accounts to sell made-up (and really good) deals to attract potential sellers.
It seems like these types of security problems aren’t ending anytime soon no matter how Amazon tries to bring them down.
“Hacking Amazon is becoming…increasingly a big deal. The value to be gained is bigger as Amazon grows,” said Juozas Kaziukėnas, chief executive of Marketplace Pulse.
Guess both sellers and buyers should just be smarter and wiser by making your accounts more secure and harder to break into. Also, don’t fall for ridiculous deals that you see on the site. Chances are, they’re a rip off.