Customers Exposed In Data Breach
It’s time to watch your behind as another major breach in customer security has occurred and it looks like it is the biggest breach in US history.
A company called Epsilon that stores customer data for many of the biggest companies and banks in the US got itself hacked and customers’ personal information may have been compromised in this latest cyber attack.
An A-List number of major corporations are coming forward to alert customers to the breach and to give advice as to what to look out for.
Citigroup was the first hit followed by Walgreen, TiVo Inc, Capital One, HSN Inc, College Board a company that reps about 6,000 colleges, universities, schools and handles SAT scores, JPMorgan Chase & Co, Kroger Co which is the largest supermarket operator, Verizon, Blackstone Group LP’s Hilton Hotels, Kraft Foods, and AstraZeneca.
Officials are still assessing the damage and notifying customers of what is going on and that means you should be vigilant for official emails from companies you do business with.
Also it’s probably a good bet that hackers and scammers will take advantage of this development to send out phony emails to people claiming to be from your bank or company trying to glean more data. It’s best to only go to the official websites for information as well as traditional news sources for the latest news.*Sponsored Links*