U.S. senators ask FTC to probe Amazon over Capital One hack

Amazon | October 24, 2019

Two U.S. senators on Thursday asked the U.S. Federal Trade Commission to probe Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) to determine if the company failed to secure its servers prior to the Capital One hack. The senators, Ron Wyden and Elizabeth Warren, said they want the FTC to decide if Amazon Web Services violated federal law.(bit.ly/2qHAgQ3) “Amazon continues to sell defective cloud computing services to businesses, government agencies, and to the general public. As such, Amazon shares some responsibility for the theft of data on 100 million Capital One customers,” the senators said. Earlier this year, Capital One Financial Corp (COF.N) had said that personal information including names and addresses of about 100 million individuals in the United States and six million people in Canada were compromised from Amazon’s cloud- computing system where information was stored.

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