Online shoe retailer Zappos was hacked and an upwards of 24 million customer records were compromised. All customer passwords have been reset, so if you’ve ever bought something at zappos.com, make sure to change your password. Credit card and payment data was not stolen, but make sure to monitor your accounts. In other news, Israel was the victim of yet another cyber attack that crippled the country’s websites for the stock exchange and national airline. Israel is in the middle of a cyber war, fighting off multiple attacks from a group of hackers claiming to be based in Saudi Arabia. And finally, Wikipedia announced that it would take part in a protest against the Stop Online Piracy Act and shut down for one day. On Wednesday, Wikipedia will go black, joining popular websites including Reddit and Boing Boing.
Shelly Palmer Radio Report – January 17, 2012
Author: Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).