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Massive Epsilon Email Data Breach

April 4, 2011 by · Comments Off on Massive Epsilon Email Data Breach
Filed under: Analytics, Data Governance 

The other day I received an email from one of the advisory service providers to which I subscribe, saying:

“We have been informed by our e-mail service provider, Epsilon, that your e-mail address was exposed by unauthorized entry into their system.”

By this morning, I had gotten another two emails from different companies that send me emails with the same news, that Epsilon had been hacked and my email address was exposed. Actually, the notes, which all shared the same wording, said this:

“We have been assured by Epsilon that the only information that was obtained was your first name, last name and e-mail address and that the files that were accessed did not include any other information.”

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