Verizon Also Victimized in Epsilon Hack; Users Emails Exposed

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  1. dgstorm

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    Here's some not-so happy news for your Wednesday morning... the Secret Service is investigating the recent 'Epsilon Hack' that exposed thousands of customer emails to "the bad guys", and Verizon was named as one of the victims. They join a now growing list of almost 60 victimized companies including JPMorgan Chase & Co, Kroger, Capital One Financial, TiVo and Best Buy. The security breach occurred on March 30 at the marketing company Epsilon, which houses a database of marketing emails for all of these companies. Here's a quote from the Slashgear story,
    The Secret Service suspects that these compromised emails will be used in a Phishing scam and are investigating. Gee... ya think?

    Source: Slashgear
     
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    Verizon has several interests. Which accounts were compromised? Was it their residential ISP email listings, their business email listings, or their wireless email listings?
     
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    I haven't gotten any email from vz stating this so far. Just checked. Maybe the wireless area isnt effected?
     
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    Both wireless and the landline part have my email and I haven't gotten anything from either one yet.
     
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    I don't think we're affected, I didn't get anything either.

    However my email is probably connected to one of the tens of dozens of other potential targets anyway so whatever. Internet security is a total joke anymore, read something from this morning that the number of focused attacks increased something like 94% from 2009 to 2010.

    The future is bleak for the net my friends.
     
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    I got the letter, on my home Fios email address...Grrrr. Thankfully I'm smart enough to never click on anything in an email. When I use to use Ebay and Paypal I would get those emails all the time telling me my acct was shut down due to suspisous activity and asking my to click and log in, ect....delete, delete, delete!
     
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    Do we need to change our emails with Verizon?
     
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    The damage is done, I wouldn't worry about it. Just exercise caution with suspicious mail, especially related to bank accounts or address information.
     
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    Will do. Thanks.
     
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    I got an email from my bank but not big red. makes ya feel warm n fuzzy

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    I received many of these warning messages from the following companies
    Best Buy
    Target
    JP Morgan
    Walgreens
    Marriott

    My messages started rolling in at 130 Monday and continued into Tuesday. I do not click links in emails. If I am interested I open Chrome and go to the site.
     
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    I haven't got one from Verizon, I don't think but I did get one form Chase, TiVo, and Time Warner.

    Maybe I did get one from Verizon as well. Nothing I can do about it so I trashed it.
     
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