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Have you been affected by Epsilon breach?

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Have you been affected by Epsilon breach?

Received an email from Crucial yesterday:
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On April 4, we were informed by Epsilon, a company we use to send emails to our customers, that files containing the names and/or email addresses of some Crucial customers were accessed by unauthorized entry into their computer system.
We have been assured by Epsilon that the only information that may have been obtained was your name and/or email address. No other personally identifiable information that you have supplied to Crucial was at risk because such data is not contained in Epsilon's email system.
For your security, we encourage you to be aware of common email scams that ask for personal or sensitive information. We will not send you emails asking for your credit card number, social security number or other personally identifiable information. If ever asked for this information, you can be confident it is not from Crucial.
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 and remain cautious when opening links or attachments from unknown third parties. 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.
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My friend has just telephoned to say that it is in the newspaper this morning and has affected many more (some very large) companies including M&S.
Wondered if anyone else has been informed of the breach?
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Re: Have you been affected by Epsilon breach?

At least it is "nice to know" that they have "put their hands up" for the breach, and tried to "defuse" to possible outcome of future scams.... Pity there are not more that do this...
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Re: Have you been affected by Epsilon breach?

Another thread on this here.

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Re: Have you been affected by Epsilon breach?

No, not been affected by it that i'm aware of and i have 20-30 disposable email addresses for various things linked up to the appropriately named folders (with filters to filter email to those addresses to those folders) and so far i've not got anything yet.
It does annoy me though that all these companies are flouting the DPA so much and so happily. The DPA is supposed to mean that ONLY the company who has the data is supposed to handle it. Not pass it onto a 3rd party company for 'processing' and storage etc.
Whoever epsilon are their client companies along with themselves should be very cautious because what they're doing isn't right.
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