Verizon latest victim in Epsilon hack; Secret Service investigating Phishing

Apr 6, 2011
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Verizon latest victim in Epsilon hack; Secret Service investigating Phishing

Verizon joins JPMorgan Chase & Co, Kroger, Capital One Financial and TiVo as one of the companies whose customer details have been exposed in the recent Epsilon hack, with the carrier warning users earlier this week that their emails may have been exposed. According to Reuters, Verizon sent subscribers emails late on Tuesday evening informing them that their data had been compromised.

"Epsilon has assured us that the information exposed was limited to email addresses," the email claims, "and that no other information about you or your account was exposed." Verizon joins what's believed to be almost sixty companies with data leaked, according to DataBreaches, with Fry's and Best Buy being other tech-related victims.

Interestingly, at least one company affected was apparently no longer a client of Epsilon's, which suggests the company was still retaining user information even after they had lost the contract. According to CBS, the US Secret Service is investigating the hack.


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