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Hackers strike Amazon-owned site

Hackers strike Amazon-owned site

Cyber-attackers have struck Zappos, the Amazon-owned fashion e-retailer.

The company has reset the passwords of 24 million customers and asked them to choose new ones.

It said names, email addresses and other personal information may have been exposed, but not full credit card numbers.

Though significant, other attacks have been larger. In 2010 a US court convicted a hacker of stealing details from more than 130 million cards.

Zappos, which was founded in 1999 by Nick Swinmurn, started out as an online shoe retailer but now sells clothing and accessories.

Paperbag Writer Live It was sold to Amazon for more than $1bn (£650m) in 2009.

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.

Write An Essay Myself “We are co-operating with law enforcement to undergo an exhaustive investigation.”

Online Paid Assignments Mr Hsieh added: “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.”

Source: BBC News

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