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Verizon Joins The Likes Of Best Buy And Others In Epsilon Data Breach

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 [email protected]

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

Best Buy Reward Zone Customer Emails Compromised In Epsilon Data Breach

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We just received an email from Best Buy Rewards Zone confirming that our email address was compromised along with the other Reward Zone members.

This breach of data is just one of the countless number of big corporations hit by a breakdown in security at Dallas Tx based Epsilon. Epsilon maintains the customer data for hundreds of big corporate clients.

Best Buy isn’t alone in one of the biggest hacks of our time.¬† Citi, Walmart and even the Limited Group have been feverishly sending out customer warnings, and strategizing on better ways to protect data.

According to security experts the breach of security at Epsilon only resulted in names and email addresses. Customers are warned that they may see a barrage of spam.

Source: ABC News