Epsilon And Its System Was Hacked

Posted by Zotta Rendevouz

A Friday e-mail marketing solutions, Epsilon and its system was hacked on March 30, and email addresses and names of customers, "a subset of customers Epsilon" were exposed. The company manages permission- based email marketing campaigns with more than 2500 large companies and the list of companies involved in the conflict has continued to grow over the weekend.

TiVo, for example, sent a message to its subscribers on Sunday warning that the names and addresses of email subscribers who opted in for updates by email were exposed.

"Your service and all other personally identifiable information was not in danger and stay safe," the message said. "Please note that it is possible you may receive spam e-mails in response. We want to encourage you to be careful when opening links or attachments from unknown parties. "

Almost every company involved has issued a similar statement to its customers, warning them that their e-mail address and the name has been exposed, but remember that your financial information has not been. This includes companies like Capital One, Citigroup, JP Morgan Chase, U.S. Bank, rewards Ritz Carlton, Marriott Rewards, McKinsey & Co., Home Shopping Network, New York & Company, Brookstone, Walgreen's and Kroger.

National grocery chain Kroger notifies customers concerned that this violation could trigger social engineering attacks.

"Kroger would never ask you to email personal information such as credit card numbers or social security number," the company said. "If you receive such a request, it does not come from Kroger and should be deleted. "

Epsilon said that rape is still under investigation and will continue to update the list of companies whose mailing lists have been compromised as they are known.