Verizon has informed their customers yesterday that their email addresses, and presumably names, were compromised in the Epsilon data breach over the weekend. Epsilon, one of the largest data clearing houses in the world, was hacked over the weekend and names and email addresses were compromised. Just how big is this data breach? All things digital’s Ina Fried summed it up best when she said “If you shop anywhere, you are probably a victim”.
In their email to customers Verizon went on to explain that they would never ask for a customer’s personal information and to be leery of phishing scams. They let customers know if they feel like they’ve been part of a phishing scam to email firstname.lastname@example.org
Verizon joins the likes of Best Buy, Capital One, Citi, Barclays, Target, The Limited Group and many many more hit by this Epsilon hack over the weekend.
source: PC Mag