Texas Woman Sues Zappos, Amazon Over Customer Data Breach

LAS VEGAS (AP) – Online retailers Zappos.com and parent company Amazon.com are being sued in Kentucky by a Texas woman alleging she was harmed by the release of personal account information.

Officials with Zappos in Nevada and Amazon in Seattle declined comment Wednesday on the lawsuit filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Louisville, Ky.

It was filed hours after Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh reported that customer names, phone numbers and email addresses may have been accessed in a hacker attack.

Attorney Mark Gray seeks class action status for plaintiff Theresa D. Stevens of Beaumont, Texas, and 24 million other customers for what Gray alleges was a violation of the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Henderson, Nevada-based Zappos announced Monday it was contacting customers by email and urging them to change their passwords.

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One Comment

  1. DDR says:


    Yes, yo honor, on the day of the breach, someone charged $18,000 worth of home theater equipment to my card, and a Jaguar.

    The stuff that’s in your house and garage as we speak?

    Uh, no. The thief left it there to avoid capture, yo honor!

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