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This Weekend Was a Bad Weekend for the Internet: Both Zappos and Ashton Kutcher's Foursquare Were Hacked

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Turns out Zappos isn't the only one having a pretty shitty week. A few days ago, the company had to tell 24 million of its customers that an evil computer genius had hacked into its customer database and gotten hold of some personal information. Now, we also hear that poor Ashton Kutcher's Foursquare account was hacked too, and whoever did it decided to "check in" to his rumored girlfriend Lorene Scafaria's house. He's handling it about a million times worse than Zappos.

While Zappos mostly just apologized to customers and recommended they change their passwords, Ashton Kutcher took it up a notch with a threat. Stylecaster reports that he tweeted the following (though now, it seems to have been removed):

So apparently someone thinks they are clever hacking my account. #lame. Ok mr hacker, you only made one mistake. You hacked my Foursquare and I now know your address. Whoops... This is gonna be fun.

He also sent a tweet to Foursquare, commenting on their "amazing security team"—a security team he technically helped build by being an early Foursquare investor.
So what can we learn here? That if you anger the social media gods enough, someone will creep into your Foursquare account; and if you order shoes from Zappos, hopefully you were smart enough to avoid using "password123" as your password.
· Attack Hits Zappos Accounts [WSJ]
· Ashton Kutcher Responds To Ridiculous Weekend Hacking [StyleCaster]