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That's the popular on line shoe store owned by Amazon.com.
Was recently the victim of a major cyber attack personal information of more than 24 million users was stolen.
So what kind of information to the hackers now have and will this affect you if you have an Amazon account in yeah.
SSP blue as cyber security advisory firm he's also the former chief security officer for news court that is the parent of this network Fox Business.
You know welcome to show OK -- what happened here help us understand simple terms.
Well hi -- I got to tell you 2011 we were saying was a year of this cybercrime.
2012 is starting to do that same thing is in essence what these hackers did -- one.
Entry into their system is DO 24 million.
Customers information everything from names.
Email -- his his home addresses telephone numbers and the last four digits of the credit card.
But not -- credit card number right not the full credit card number.
-- -- -- -- -- -- It's actually -- eight it is great comfort because.
It down but at the same time for zappos and I think they're CEO said it very nicely when he wrote in that memo.
Tony -- said they've spent spent twelve or ten years building -- trust a reputation with their users.
Hackers came in and just destroyed all that and that I think is something that everybody are there was a company needs to think about.
You know one of our producers.
Got one of -- -- emails here's our reason -- you're talking about we're writing to let you know what if you got good morning think about it.
We -- writing to let you know there may have been illegal and unauthorized access to some of your customer account information.
Including -- name email address billing shipping address just we were saying phone number the last four digits of your credit card but not your actual password.
You know clearly hackers are getting -- Everything now but it's really up to the company to make sure this doesn't happen.
It does zappos have adequate protection -- Amazon have adequate protection.
I think if I was -- customer zappos.
I would -- do what they're saying change your password but if he used Amazon do the same thing -- you never know when companies own a different subsidiary they may be connected on the back and but in terms of protection.
I think I can say this atlas has done something well -- they had encrypted their passwords.
That's a huge step in the right direction now one thing that I think companies can learn from.
Is the fact that they hacker came in it took so many different types of information.
Tells me are at least suggests that the weight -- stored away as when you come into front door you break that door down which that hackers did.
The question is are all the other doors inside the house left open and on the other rooms and I think companies paying attention did this.
Need to say to themselves outside and got to put up their defenses inside around.
Put a -- on every door I had well there's this is too much of a pain.
-- to that point if I'm a small business operator.
Am worried about hackers getting to my clients which -- be doing.
Well one of the best things you can do is there's lots of companies out there we did have recently for another company's red team your site what I call -- their site.
Bring in white hat hackers who are on your side have been guy -- -- I get a good guys and I can tell you they want take it away and run Dell actually said look -- I can take.
Will help you figure out how to fix it and if you change anything let's say you're adding a new product crying attaining a feature on this site.
-- getting -- again do what we call attack and penetration testing and then finally secure our.
Education for our secure coding education.
For your engineers or -- outside company asset company are you teaching engineers how do.
Securely code whatever their writing in the bits and pieces they do online.
Are in -- great stuff thanks for coming on tonight we really appreciate it.
And keep in mind here folks -- said if you're an Amazon Custer customer you might as well change your password now good advice from.
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