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Apr 5th 2011, 10:31

Massive Email Security Breach at Epsilon

Posted by Curtis Blount
Epsilon, one of the world’s largest email marketing services companies and marketing unit of Alliance Data Systems Corp., announced on April 1 that an outside intrusion had hacked into some of its customer files. Epsilon sends e-mail campaigns and offers to consumers who register for a company's website or who give their e-mail addresses while shopping. Epsilon sends more than 40 billion e-mails annually and also runs loyalty programs for many large companies. Epsilon's databases house consumer information cybercriminals could use for targeted phishing, better known as spear phishing, attacks. 
At this point, it is unclear to the depth of this attack. What is known is the stolen data is limited to email addresses and possible user names associated with

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