E-Mail Hack at Epsilon

Epsilon is the world’s largest permission-based e-mail marketer. Other companies, such as Best Buy, use Epsilon to send promotions or other e-mails to their customers. Naturally, the company has access to a lot of e-mail addresses.
Names and e-mail addresses fell into the wrong hands last week, when Epsilon suffered a data breach affecting at least 19 of its client companies. It may sound scary, but don’t panic. Here’s what you need to know about the Epsilon e-mail hack.

On March 30, an unauthorized party gained entry into Epsilon’s system and accessed e-mails and customer names for a subset of Epsilon clients. If you’re a customer of one of these clients, there’s a chance that some hacker now knows your name and e-mail address.

The following list of clients have been identified as Epsilon’s systems:
Kroger, TiVo, US Bank, JPMorgan Chase, Capital One, Citi, Home Shopping Network, Ameriprise Financial, LL Bean Visa Card, McKinsey & Company, Ritz-Carlton Rewards, Marriott Rewards, New York & Company, Brookstone, Walgreens, The College Board, Disney Destinations, Best Buy, and Robert Half Technologies.

You may notice an increase in e-mail spam and phishing attacks, which aim to gather passwords and other sensitive information from their targets. Due to the nature of the Epsilon breach, these attacks may address their targets by name, making them more convincing. NO OTHER INFORMATION WAS STOLEN.

You should avoid e-mail attachments from people you don’t know, and never, ever, ever respond to an e-mail that asks you to verify passwords, credit card numbers,or other financial information.


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