Massive Security Breach Exposes Millions of Customer Names, Emails

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Do you shop at Best Buy, Brookstone, or Walgreens? Do you use Capital One, Citi, or JPMorgan Chase to manage financial transactions? Do you Tivo? If so, check out this article from The Los Angeles Times, which reports on a massive online security breach affecting Epsilon, an online marketing company that sends more than 40 billion email ads and offers annually. Epsilon’s customers’ names and email addresses were exposed in a March 30 hacking incident. Companies that use Epsilon have already sent warning emails to customers, reminding them to remain alert to unusual or suspicious emails, and also to delete any email asking for personal information or credit card information.

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Elaine Rigoli

Elaine Rigoli is PRIVATE WiFi's manager of digital content strategy.