Zappos Database HackedCategory: Internet
Posted: January 16, 2012 02:36PM
If any of you have purchased footwear from the online retailer Zappos, your information was likely compromised. Zappos has confirmed that its security has been breached, and that roughly 24 million customer records have been accessed. The CEO of the company contacted the customers, stating that "information including names, email addresses, billing and shipping addresses, phone numbers, the last four digits of credit card numbers, and encrypted passwords may have been exposed." If it is any consolation, the database housing credit card and payment data wasn't compromised. At this point, the exact method used to obtain the data hasn't been revealed, and until it has, we won't know what Zappos might have done differently to prevent this. The company has reset all user passwords, forcing customers to change them in order to access their accounts again. Anyone that has purchased from Zappos should watch their credit cards and bank statements just to be safe.