An Amazon Hacking Threat And Other Small Business Tech News This Week

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Here are five things in technology that happened this past week and how they affect your business. Did you miss them? 

1 — If you sell on Amazon, you may be a popular target of hackers.

The ecommerce giant has run into difficulties recently with many of its merchants being scammed by cybercriminals. Amazon sellers whose accounts are dormant are particularly at risk because the hackers can steal their passwords and sell fake goods without them being aware of it. Active sellers should also be concerned as some criminals are changing bank deposit information so that they can steal thousands of dollars. (Source: PYMNTS)

Why this is important for your business:

Amazon’s policy is that sellers who lose money “will be made whole,” and the company tries to immediately alert merchants of suspicious activity. But if you’re an Amazon merchant, update your security settings and change your passwords.

2 — Facebook now has five million advertisers.

Whereas in September Facebook only had four million advertisers, the impact of 65 million small businesses using the platform has helped the company generate $26.9 billion in advertising revenue in 2016. (Source: Forbes)

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