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Financial services firms caught up in massive Epsilon breach

A massive data breach at US cloud marketing and communications outfit Epsilon may have exposed the customer e-mail addresses of some of the country's largest banks.


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Epsilon breach is quite far reaching

I've worked with Epsilon on a few occasions over the years. Hilton Hotels has outsourced all of the processing associated with their HiltonHonors Loyalty program to Epsilon, which includes having your Credit Card details on file to back up any paid Reservation you make. Hilton has contacted me already.

IDG News Service has confirmed that the following companies have warned customers about the breach (in all some 50 Companies are impacted). 

 - AbeBooks
 - Ameriprise Financial
 - Barclays Bank
 - Best Buy
 - Brookstone
 - Citibank
 - Disney Destinations
 - Hilton Worldwide
 - JP Morgan Chase
 - Kroger
 - Lacoste
 - Marriott International
 - McKinsey Quarterly
 - New York & Company
 - Robert Half
 - Target
 - Tivo
 - US Bank
 - Walgreens

It follows that if you have an American Express Hilton Honors Co-Branded Credit Card, then your details are with Epsilon.

I do hope they've managed to restrict the breach to just e-mail addresses; if they get any deeper then Credit Cards & Date of Birth etc could also be exposed.

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Keith Appleyard
Keith Appleyard - available for hire - Bromley 06 April, 2011, 14:30Be the first to give this comment the thumbs up 0 likes

In addition to Marriott & Hilton, I've now had Marks & Spencer write to me as well.

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