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Breaches Hit Online Retailer, College

DATA LOSS

January 16, 2012

The online shoe retailer Zappos is advising 24 million customers to change their site passwords after discovering unauthorized access to servers that contained names, e-mail addresses, billing and shipping addresses, phone numbers, partial credit card numbers and scrambled passwords, reports CNET News. "The database that stores our customers' critical credit card and other payment data was not affected or accessed," said CEO Tony Hsieh, who also notified all Zappos employees of the incident via blog post. Meanwhile, City College of San Francisco is notifying students, faculty and staff that widespread malware discovered on its system may have compromised their personal data, msnbc reports. "We looked in the system and discovered (viruses) all over the place," said Board of Trustees President John Rizzo.
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