Our 4 a.m. stiletto spree was rudely interrupted last night by a startling message in our inbox: "We are writing to let you know that there may have been illegal and unauthorized access to some of your customer account information on Zappos.com." We knew all this affable zaniness would get you in trouble someday, Zappos!
Zappos clarified to CNN that users' passwords weren't actually available to the hackers, just encoded versions. Still, out of abundance of caution, the online shoe retailer changed everyone's password, forcing us to choose a different amalgamation of the name of our dog and "123." The last four digits of users' credit cards were also exposed, but those are useless as they appear on the receipt of any plastic transaction.
According to a company spokesperson, the security breach, which occurred on a set of servers in Kentucky, will be subjected to a "exhaustive investigation." Worldwide, hackers cost corporations $130.1 billion last year, which is a lot of Alexander McQueen Lace Up Booties.