Online shoe store Zappos has been hacked, exposing the names, e-mail addresses, addresses, phone numbers and partial credit card numbers of its 24 million customers, the company said late Sunday night.

Citing an “illegal and unauthorized access” to customer account information, the company reset its customers’ passwords. Zappos then urged customers to change their login credentials on any other sites, for which they use the same password and username. put a big green “create a new password” button on its homepage on Monday.

Zappos said customers’ passwords were exposed in the hack, but the online retailer insisted that they were encoded and that attackers had no access to customers’ actual passwords. Resetting its users’ passwords was just an added precaution, since its highly unlikely the hackers will be able — or would take the time — to unlock the encryption.

Customers of Zappos’ discount shoe store were also affected, and their passwords were reset as well.


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