The Epsilon Breach and How It May Affect You

Advertising firm Epsilon recently was the victim of a cyber attack. The company has reported that their mailing lists may have been compromised in this attack. Meaning criminals may now have access to millions of personal email addresses and what companies they do business with.

While criminals send out billions of spam messages a day the Epsilon breach gives them access to email addresses and customer relationships that allow for highly targeted phishers designed to look from sources the recipient trust.
Remember no company will ask for personal information though email. If you receive a suspected email phisher, contact the company directly by phone to report or verify.

For more information regarding the Epsilon breach.

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The list of companies below were impacted by the Epsilon breach:

  • American Express
  • Ameriprise Financial
  • Barclays Bank of Delaware
  • Best Buy
  • Brookstone
  • Capital One
  • Citibank
  • City Market
  • The College Board
  • Dillons
  • Disney Vacations
  • Food 4 Less
  • Fred Meyer
  • Fry’s
  • Hilton Honors
  • The Home Shopping Network
  • Jay C
  • JPMorgan Chase
  • King Soopers
  • Kroger
  • Marriott Rewards
  • McKinsey Quarterly
  • New York & Co.
  • QFC
  • Ralphs
  • Ritz-Carlton
  • Robert Half
  • Smith Brands
  • TiVo
  • U.S. Bank
  • Verizon
  • Walgreens

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