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    Here is a list of companies that have acknowledged losing customer contact data and email addresses as a result of the Epsilon breach.  I have received a notice from a 4 companies on this list, and expect more to come

    Abe Books
    American Express
    Ameriprise Financial
    Barclays Bank of Delaware
    BestBuy
    Borders
    Brookstone
    Capital One
    Citibank
    City Market
    CollegeBoard
    Dillons
    Disney Vacations
    Food 4 Less
    Fred Meyer
    Fry’s
    Hilton Honors
    The Home Shopping Network
    Jay C
    JP Morgan Chase
    King Soopers
    Kroger
    LL Bean
    Marriott Rewards
    McKinsey Quarterly
    NeW York & Co.
    QFC
    Ralphs
    Ritz Carlton
    Robert Half
    Smith Brands
    TiVo
    US Bank
    Verizon
    Visa
    Walgreens

    In reading numerous comments today, most Security Experts believe that the Epsilon breach will lead to an increase in “spear phishing” attacks, those that take advantage of known trust relationships between corporations and customers by crafting personalized messages that address recipients by name, thereby increasing the apparent authenticity of the email.

    More to come.

     

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