Zappos hacked, 24 million accounts accessed
Once again 24 million customers of an online store have had their personal information compromised. Zappo recognized that there was an illegal and unauthorized access to account information. Unfortunately along with customer information being stolen passwords were also taken and the company is requesting that you change your password not only for Zappos for any other site you may have used the same username/password combination for.
Zappos has ensured their customers that all password data is encoded and that attackers would not be able to decode or want to take the time. 6PM.com is a daughter company of Zappos and their customers were also affected. The sad truth is that the Zappos attack still pales in comparison to the Sony attack that affected 77 million customers or the Citigroup attack which stole 2.7 million from people accounts. Data Breaches have cost corporations 130.1 Billion last year. This includes the amount of 39 Billion actually stolen.