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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

E-Mail Hack Intuit, Best Buy warns Customers


Epsilon E-Mail Hack. Even though Intuit is not one of the more than 50 companies whose customer data that was stolen. They are cautioning their customer base to be on the safe side.




We Tweeted and FaceBook Posted yesterday about this very issue..

Quote from Intuit "Intuit is not an Epsilon customer so the information you have entrusted with Intuit is not affected,"



"We'll find out more in the days and weeks ahead, but this does appear scary," said Cohen about the Epsilon breach. "[Criminals] not only have email addresses, but also names, which puts the advantage in the hands of scammers."

Ed Cohen, vice president of corporate development at SonicWALL, a San Jose, Calif. network security company. PCworld.com


But companies like Best Buy have also Warned there customer base by putting out the following email to

customers that may have had their names and email addresses compromised


"Dear Valued Best Buy Customer,

On March 31, we were informed by Epsilon, a company we use to send emails to our customers, that files containing the email addresses of some Best Buy customers were accessed without authorization.

We have been assured by Epsilon that the only information that may have been obtained was your email address and that the accessed files did not include any other information. A rigorous assessment by Epsilon determined that no other information is at risk. We are actively investigating to confirm this.

For your security, however, we wanted to call this matter to your attention. We ask that you remain alert to any unusual or suspicious emails. As our experts at Geek Squad would tell you, be very cautious when opening links or attachments from unknown senders.

In keeping with best industry security practices, Best Buy will never ask you to provide or confirm any information, including credit card numbers, unless you are on our secure e-commerce site, www.bestbuy.com. If you receive an email asking for personal information, delete it. It did not come from Best Buy.

Our service provider has reported this incident to the appropriate authorities.

We regret this has taken place and for any inconvenience this may have caused you. We take your privacy very seriously, and we will continue to work diligently to protect your personal information. For more information on keeping your data safe, please visit:
http://www.geeksquad.com/do-it-yourself/tech-tip/six-steps-to-keeping-your-data-safe.aspx.

Sincerely,

Barry Judge
Executive Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer
Best Buy"

As said in Tweets and FaceBook posts ...

""but don't panic" Quote from article about Epsilon E-Mail Hack.. Including some companies like... Best Buy??? Don't panic my &%^%^... "

"Companies hire Epsilon to send out a total of more than 40 billion messages on their behalf each year.

With millions of addresses thought to have been stolen, the problem may be worse than many people realize, security experts said Monday." Computerworld.com

Here is a list so far of some of the companies that have sent notifications to their customers.

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

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