Email Breach at Epsilon: Protecting Yourself from Identity Theft

On March 31, 2011, the security system at Epsilon was breached.  Epsilon is a marketing firm that provides permission-based email marketing and database hosting.  When they first noted the breach, they made sure to warn their clients about opening unfamiliar e-mails.  These clients include Best Buy, J.P. Morgan Chase, Citibank, Walgreens, Disney, Barclays Bank, U.S. Bancorp, Marriott, Ritz-Carlton, L.L. Bean, Home Shopping Network, and TiVo.  Because of the breach, the personal information of customers who gave their e-mails to the companies listed above is at risk.

The security system of Epsilon, a marketing firm that provides permission-based email marketing and database hosting, was breached.  What steps are you taking to protect your information online?Having personal information exposed on the internet is very dangerous.  Although there are many people right now who are worried about the status of their information due to the breach, there are some things you can do to avoid being in this situation.

Remember to always be careful and vigilant with the information you share on the internet.  Do not open any emails that are from an unfamiliar address.  If the email appears to come from someone you know, call them to confirm if they did, indeed, send it to you.  I hope that Epsilon is able to recover any lost information.

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Joie Montoya

 

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One Response to “Email Breach at Epsilon: Protecting Yourself from Identity Theft”

  1. IDTheftReview Says:

    Cases like this may predispose unsuspicious clients from being identity theft victims. Leaks in sensitive information will surely invite lurking scammers to steal passwords, names, and security numbers. In order to avoid possible identity theft, it is a must to secure vital information and keep it as private as possible. Identity theft may create massive financial damages and it is best to prevent it from happening.

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