Near the end of last year Epsilon partner Return Path said that thousands of e-mail addresses were stolen in a broad phishing campaign that targeted e-mail service providers.
The breach exposed names and e-mail addresses of customers of many major U.S. companies and could lead to a rise in targeted phishing attacks.
CIO Michael Barrett talks with CNET about the need to choose data outsourcers wisely in light of the Epsilon breach, why PayPal isn't re-issuing SecurIDs after the RSA breach, and other matters.
Breach shines light on murky world of e-mail marketing outsourcers and how consumers don't know where their data is ending up.
The list of companies whose customer e-mail databases were compromised because of a security breach at Epsilon is growing. We look at the consequences of the breach, and what to do about it.
Security reporter Elinor Mills joins us today to discuss the large data breach at marketing services company Epsilon, which most likely landed your e-mail address in a hacker's database. What can you do about this breach, and how can you protect against future ones? Elinor explains.
Epsilon, which manages e-mail communications for TiVo, JP Morgan Chase, Capital One Financial, the Kroger grocery chain, and other clients, says it suffered a security breach that revealed data on some of its clients' customers.
CNET's Kara Tsuboi reports on the database hack at Epsilon, which handles e-mail marketing for thousands of companies, and what customers can do to protect themselves.
Another group of customer e-mail addresses were stolen through a third-party vendor used by the consumer electronics chain.
Ashampoo warns customers about potential for malware hiding in e-mails using the company name.