April 2, 2011

Epsilon Emails Exposed

Epsilon, a part of Alliance Data, provides direct email marketing services to many large companies. Epsilon Emails were exposed recently, with the hacked information including email and name. Companies affected include

So if you have accounts at any of the above companies, your email and name may have been exposed. It is surprising that, so far, very few of the above companies have publicly acknowledged this email breach.

Alert from one of the affected companies

Epsilon has assured us that the only information that may have been obtained was your first and last name and e-mail address. REST ASSURED THAT THIS VENDOR DID NOT HAVE ACCESS TO OTHER MORE SENSITIVE INFORMATION SUCH AS SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER OR CREDIT CARD DATA.

Details also at Security Week.