While Amazon has not been the subject of a hack revealing person info, they know people use the same email-password combo as other websites.
On Monday, the company's security account sent out an email to Amazon users saying that they've discovered a list of emails and passwords online unrelated to Amazon, but fear that Amazon customers could still have their information compromised as a result.
The email reads, in part:
At Amazon we take your security and privacy very seriously. As part of our routine monitoring, we discovered a list of email addresses and passwords posted online. While the list was not Amazon-related, we know that many customers reuse their passwords on multiple websites. Since we believe your email addresses and passwords were on the list, we have assigned a temporary password to your Amazon.com account out of an abundance of caution.
The site recommends resetting your password and setting up two-step verification if you'd like to add an extra layer of security to your account.