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Zappos, January - Major Security Breaches

Slideshow: Top Ten Major Security Breaches of 2012
Zappos, January - Major Security Breaches

Though shoe giant Zappos’ breach seems enormous (24 million records were obtained by hackers, including names, email addresses, phone numbers, passwords and parts of credit card numbers), the company actually had its data very well encrypted, so the juicy details weren’t terribly useful to the attackers. The hackers were able to get inside Zappos network to access the records, but they couldn’t actually use the information once they got it.

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