Hackers swipe Zappos data from 24 million customers

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Hackers swipe Zappos data from 24 million customers
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Tue, 01-17-2012 - 8:06am

>"If you’ve ever shopped at Zappos, now would be a good time to take stock of the e-mail address and password you use most often to shop and bank online."<

>"“The hackers will be crunching the password data to identify where weak passwords have been used, as those users often reuse passwords,” says Stina Ehrensvard, CEO of authentication device maker Yubico. “We’re highly likely to see the data being used elsewhere on the Internet in the coming days.”Zappos itself is sending e-mails to its customers asking them to create new passwords for their Zappos accounts. The company recommends users change passwords on any other website where they use the same or similar passwords."<

Complete article at link....

http://www.greenvilleonline.com/article/20120117/BUSINESS/301170025/Hackers-swipe-Zappos-data-from-24-million-customers?odyssey=nav%7Chead


 


Photobucket&nbs

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Zapos needs to get its act together, as do all other online retailers.

Jabberwocka

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Tue, 01-17-2012 - 10:28am
Eventually our medical records will be hacked and put online with all our most personal information. We can see the headlights coming at us, and are unable to leap aside.
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"Thankfully, most credit card issuers notify their customers if they believe a number has been compromised by a merchant or site. It's happened to me a couple of times."
I'm happy my CC Co. calls although my poor DH was put of state, on business, & tried to make a purchase & they refused his card. He was really embarrassed & PO.

 


Photobucket&nbs

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My bank has recently added another layer of security..... Now I have to enter a #, password & the new layer a is a picture. If the picture isn't the one I've chosen then we're instructed to notify the bank immediately.

 


Photobucket&nbs

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I am concerned about that too.

Jabberwocka

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Tue, 01-17-2012 - 10:16pm

I know that me, my husband and dd have been notified twice in just over a year that our pharmacy records were compromised. So you are right on the money on the medical records thing. I find it disturbing that everyone is sending my medical records electronically. Plus, if you call certain care providers, you can't even talk to a human. It's all automated, even updating insurance info and ordering records.