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Wal-Mart resets all Vudu customer passwords

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 10 Apr 2013 9:15 User comments (1)

Wal-Mart resets all Vudu customer passwords Wal-Mart has announced today that they have reset all Vudu customer passwords after data was stolen during an office robbery last month.
Reads the email: "On March 24, 2013, there was a break in at the VUDU office and a number of items were stolen, including hard drives. These hard drives contained customer data including names, email addresses, mailing addresses, account activity, dates of birth, and encrypted passwords, but NO full credit card numbers. We are proactively retiring and resetting all passwords and notifying all customers. As another level of protection for customers we are also providing AllClear ID identity protection services. We reported the theft to law enforcement immediately, and are cooperating fully with their investigation."

Being that the break-in was on the 24th, it's unclear why Wal-Mart took so long to perform the reset and tell customers.

As with all hacks and data thefts, Vudu encourages customers to change their passwords on other sites if they use the same username and to be mindful of phishing emails.

Vudu is a download and streaming video service available on hundreds on devices.

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