Zappos hack affects 24 million shoe-buying customers

zappos-page.jpgIf you've ever bought a pair of shoes from Zappos.com, some of your personal information -- including credit card details -- may now be in the hands of hackers. The online shoe retailer was targeted by hackers who stole data belonging to more than 24 million customers over the weekend, reports Reuters.

The company, which is owned by Amazon, said in a statement that customers' names, e-mail addresses, billing and shipping addresses, phone numbers and the last four digits of credit card numbers and scrambled passwords were stolen.

There's no mention of the theft on either the main Zappos.com webpage or its in-house blog, but a letter was sent to customers detailing the cyber attack and asking them to change account passwords.

One cyber-security expert tells PC World that the breach should serve as a reminder for to use different passwords for different Internet sites, especially any that may store your credit card data.
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