10:13pm

Mon January 23, 2012
State Capitol

Attorney General Requests Information From Zappos

Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway is joining nine other state attorneys general in requesting information from the online retailer Zappos regarding a recent data breach. Last week, Zappos was hacked. Millions of customers’ names, addresses and partial credit card numbers were released.

Conway, a longtime supporter of increased cyber security, says the attorneys general are looking to better understand the details of the breach and the company’s response and followup

“Well, the over-arching goal of requesting the information is to make certain that the law enforcement agencies in their respective states have asked Zappos to fully delineate and explain what was breached,” he says. “I’m glad Zappos is here. I want them to stay here, I want them to continue to be a good corporate citizen. It’s just when the personal information of their customers is compromised inappropriately, we need to step forward and understand exactly what happened on behalf of those customers who reside in our respective states.”

The breach affected more than 24 million customers.

Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen sent a letter to the CEO of Zappos asking that the information be provided by Friday.