Amazon-owned Zappos hacked, 24 million accounts compromised

By Jos
Jan 16, 2012
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  1. Online retailer Zappos alerted customers late Sunday that it had suffered a security breach, compromising customer account information including names, shipping and billing addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses. Over…

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  2. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 1,850   +342

    more and more hacks every day...
    I think ill say that anon inspired some people.
  3. tehbanz

    tehbanz TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 183   +10

    yeah, i've stuck to only paypal sites since this all took off

    (still no proof it was anon though)
  4. Orionlocke

    Orionlocke Newcomer, in training Posts: 35

    What is wrong with people these days? Do they say to themselves, "I'm awesome with computers so I think I'll use my skills to perform criminal acts?"
    It seems like every day there news of yet more and more hacks like this going on.
    Just to put it into perspective, if someone mugs someone on the street, they're stealing and hurt one person. These bone heads doing these hacks are stealing but instead of hurting one person, they're hurting 24 million people in this case. I wonder if they think about that...or even care.
  5. These sorts of attacks are so sophisticated they likely have government backing from "someplace". These are not your young college student 'hacking' into your systems to show-off anymore, its not even criminal activity, which tends to not be very organized anyway. Oh why bother. Enjoy your opinions :)
  6. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 1,850   +342

    Guest, you'd be surprised how easy some of this stuff is. I mean. PSN got shut down by a DDoS, one of the most common hacks.
  7. dioltcom

    dioltcom Newcomer, in training

    Well, one of my friend informed me that he just got an email and the actual text reads ?cryptographically scrambled password?. That definitely sounds like hashed passwords to me, but one can only hope they were salted.
  8. Cellar

    Cellar Newcomer, in training

    What is up with all the hackers lately.
  9. Emin3nce

    Emin3nce Newcomer, in training Posts: 129

    Wait... They changed it so the user had to change their password for security; yet the hackers have all the other info.

    My thoughts; Hacker logs in, says "you must change your password, please provide X and the email address" Done. Hacker now owns the account.

    Durrr.
  10. treetops

    treetops TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 1,648   +51

    for a second i thought it was pinzoo the oddly named site i used to get cell phone minutes from, I shake my fist at these hackers
  11. RH00D

    RH00D TechSpot Booster Posts: 385   +96

    PSN being shut down by DDoS and the hack that resulted in the data theft were isolated, close-in-time, incidents performed by separate entities, one being Anonymous (the DDoS) and the other is still unknown as far as I've been updated.

    I don't know if you actually did know the difference, as you didn't specifically mention the data theft hacking, but I just wanted to clarify for people who might not have known.

    Anyways, these days I wouldn't use a "X company was hacked" as a basis for not using them any more. It's all in the way they handle the situation and the preventative defences (real-time intrusion monitoring?) that they have in place that ultimately decides that, to me.
     
  12. ~ Amazon US is also being hacked by Amazon.Br (Brazil) but is being blocked by untrustworthy certificate site warnings & blank page warnings >We're sorry. An error occurred when we tried to process your request. Rest assured, we're already working on the problem and expect to resolve it shortly< which both show Amazon US being redirected to Amazon Brazil.thus disabling the Amazon customer from entering, ordering, chatting, or signing out of the US Amazon site.
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/flex/sign-...ourstore/home&signIn=1&useRedirectOnSuccess=1
    ----------------------------------------------------------------
    We're sorry. An error occurred when we tried to process your request. Rest assured, we're already working on the problem and expect to resolve it shortly.
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/chat...Id":"192-0887382-7624932","syskaAlertId":""}#
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    This Connection is Untrusted

    You have asked XXXXXX to connect
    securely to www.amazon.com, but we can't confirm that your connection is secure.
    Normally, when you try to connect securely,
    sites will present trusted identification to prove that you are
    going to the right place. However, this site's identity can't be verified.

    What Should I Do?

    If you usually connect to
    this site without problems, this error could mean that someone is
    trying to impersonate the site, and you shouldn't continue.

    www.amazon.com uses an invalid security certificate.

    The certificate is only valid for www.amazon.com.br

    (Error code: ssl_error_bad_cert_domain)

    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


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