Amazon's Zappos gets cyber-attacked!

16 January 2012

passwordAmazon's fashion retailer, Zappos (us neither) has been hacked and attacked by geeks for reasons unclear. Maybe they weren't impressed with the new Spring/Summer range?

Either way, the company has reset the passwords of 24 million customers and asked them to choose new ones after they suspected that names, email addresses and other personal information had been exposed. Mercifully for customers, full credit card numbers weren't leaked.

In an email to staff sent on Sunday and posted on the company website, Zappos chief executive Tony Hsieh said: "We were recently the victim of a cyber-attack by a criminal who gained access to parts of our internal network and systems through one of our servers in Kentucky."

"We are co-operating with law enforcement to undergo an exhaustive investigation."

"We've spent over 12 years building our reputation, brand, and trust with our customers. It's painful to see us take so many steps back due to a single incident."

The company have warned that "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)" may have been exposed in the attack.

So there you go.

TOPICS:   Technology   Privacy   Scams

3 comments

  • Dick
    That password doesn't work on my PC.
  • Herp D.
    US website hacked, British readers of this blog continue about their day zzzz
  • Sicknote
    12 years building a reputation and I still don't know who they are. They need to get a hold of Michael Barrymore's or Garry Glitters publicist; we'll know who the fuck they are then.

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