London, Jan 17: Cyber criminals have broken into the systems of online shoe retailer Zappos, and gained access to personal information of over 24 million customers.
Zappos is reportedly emailing customers to tell them that information such as names, email addresses, billing and shipping addresses, phone numbers, the last four digits of credit card numbers, as well as encrypted versions of account passwords might have been compromised in the breach.
According to CBS News, the hacking attack on Zappos, owned by Amazon.com, is the s the largest data breach since hackers got into Sony’s PlayStation Network last year.
Zappos, that announced the hack attack on Sunday, also claimed that full credit card numbers and other payment information of its customers (which is stored in a separate database), was unaffected and not accessed.
According to the report, Zappos’ discounting site 6PM.com was also hacked when attackers broke into a Kentucky data center.
Similar types of information were compromised in that attack and the site alerted its users.
Zappos is also turning off its customer service telephone lines so customers will have to email any questions instead, the report said. (ANI)