Zappos Latest Company Hit by Data Breach

Online shoes and apparel outlet Zappos, owned by e-tailing giant Amazon, has
suffered a massive data breach that may have affected more than 24 million of
its customers.

The company apologized for the occurrence and stressed the database that
stores customers’ critical credit card and other payment data was not affected
or accessed. However, the company sent out an email to its customers notifying
them that, for their protection and to prevent unauthorized access, Zappos
expired and reset their passwords so customers can create a new password.

“We are writing to let you know that there may have been illegal and
unauthorized access to some of your customer account information on Zappos.com,
including one or more of the following: your name, e-mail address, billing and
shipping addresses, phone number, the last four digits of your credit card
number (the standard information you find on receipts), and/or your
cryptographically scrambled password (but not your actual password),” Zappos CEO
Tony Hsieh wrote in an email to customers and employees.  Read More

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