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I looked at one of the articles making these claims earlier this week, and to use your term, I think they are booooogus! It looks like most of the issues arise from people not following security best practices. If you leave passwords and sensitive information "laying around" unsecured and unencrypted and someone takes advantage of it, I don't see how that is Amazon's fault. I have seen so many instances of guidelines and procedures not being followed at companies large and small that I am not really surprised that some people are sloppy when they should be more cautious.