How China’s hackers stole the secrets of Amazon’s $13 billion stock buyback

The world’s biggest retailer is scrambling to protect itself from hackers who stole the private information of more than 13 billion of its stockholders and bought back their shares before the company publicly disclosed the hack.

The Chinese government-controlled news agency Xinhua said the data breach was the biggest ever by cyber criminals and it revealed that a Chinese hacker stole Amazon’s stock data, the most valuable piece of stock in the company’s history.

The hack occurred in October 2015 and it took the hackers less than a day to break into Amazon’s cloud computing systems.

The data breach has been reported to the FBI, but Amazon has declined to share it publicly.

In a statement on Friday, Amazon said the breach was discovered after the company started receiving reports of data theft from hackers, but said the company does not have access to the data.

“The information in question is stored on a server that is hosted in Hong Kong, which has not been disclosed publicly,” the company said.

“We are actively investigating this issue.”

In October 2015, Amazon disclosed that it had been hacked by hackers.

That data breach prompted the stock buybacks that have become the hallmark of the tech giant’s strategy of investing heavily in stock buyouts.

Amazon said in the statement that the company would immediately begin investigating the breach and would provide a full public accounting of the breach.

It did not say how much Amazon bought back.

Shares in Amazon rose nearly 7% on Friday.