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Biggest security breach in US history, millions of email addresses stolen from major retailers
So who could it be, the Chinese?


If you've gotten an email from a company warning to be on the lookout for fraudulent emails, you're not alone.

Millions of people are getting them, thanks to a security breach in which possibly millions of email addresses were stolen.

Someone hacked into the email system of a Texas-based company called Epsilon. It handles customer communications for hundreds of corporations. Epsilon sends out billions of emails a year for more than 2,500 clients. Those companies include Barclays Bank, JPMorgan Chase, Ameriprise Financial Inc., Best Buy, TiVo and Kroger.

The list of companies impacted by the data breach includes some of the country's biggest, like Citgroup, Capital One, Target and Walgreen's, which sent out an email alerting customers.

Experts are now saying you should watch out for "phishing" emails, which try to to con you out of more information.


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04/04/2011 10:32 PM
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Re: Biggest security breach in US history, millions of email addresses stolen from major retailers
I know, I have been getting emails all day telling me not to worry, nothing was compromised. Whoever did it also got Walgreens customers.
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Re: Biggest security breach in US history, millions of email addresses stolen from major retailers
Yeah, I got a E-mail from best buy saying they had this prob..
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04/04/2011 10:37 PM
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Re: Biggest security breach in US history, millions of email addresses stolen from major retailers
Got an email from Chase saying

"Chase is letting our customers know that we have been informed by [removed], a vendor we use to send e-mails, that an unauthorized person outside [removed] accessed files that included e-mail addresses of some Chase customers. We have a team at Epsilon investigating and we are confident that the information that was retrieved included some Chase customer e-mail addresses, but did not include any customer account or financial information. Based on everything we know, your accounts and confidential information remain secure. As always, we are advising our customers of everything we know as we know it, and will keep you informed on what impact, if any, this will have on you."
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04/05/2011 08:14 AM
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Re: Biggest security breach in US history, millions of email addresses stolen from major retailers
rant
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04/18/2011 01:35 AM
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bump things that pass by unnoticed. shame.
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04/18/2011 01:37 AM
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Re: Biggest security breach in US history, millions of email addresses stolen from major retailers
Naa, the biggest breach was by the FED during the bailouts when they can't account for 4 trillion dollars that were handed out, no reciept required.

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