Monday, April 4, 2011

Epsilon data breach

Over the weekend, Slashdot reported that a company, epsilon, notified users it had been attacked and suffered a web intrusion into their databases. The intrusion resulted in a data breach. The data that was stolen constituted several million valid email addresses tied to the users' known vendors. This could lead to immediate "phishing" attempts- i.e. the bad guys impersonating the known vendor to trick the user into revealing more account details, etc. Here is Slashdot's

I received a notice from Abe Books informing me that their customer list was stolen. It's still to be determined how many different vendors accounts are affected.

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