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moonglow
Apr 8th 2011, 04:25 PM
I am sure you guys have heard about this on the news but if not..its very important you know what is going on:

http://finance.yahoo.com/banking-budgeting/article/112498/email-breach-protect-data-moneywatch?mod=bb-creditcards

Opt out of marketing data bases! Do it now! And don't give out any personal information in response to an email, even if it appears to come from your bank or favorite store.

Another major hacker attack last week exposed the names and emails of millions of consumers to cyber criminals and you might be on the list. As a practical matter, you can't get out of all of the massive data banks that hold your personal data. Even the names of people who opted out might be retained. But you can do your best to minimize your risk.

The latest breach occurred at a company called Epsilon, a division of Alliance Data Systems Corp. Epsilon holds the names, email addresses, marital status, credit data, and other personal information of 235 million people. read the rest at the link.

So far I have gotten two notices about this..one from Target whom I didn't even know had my email address...and one from Citi in regards to my credit card. In part it says this: Recently, Citi was notified of a system breach at Epsilon, a third-party vendor that provides marketing services to a number of companies, including Citi. The information obtained was limited to the customer name and email address of some credit card customers. No account information or other information was compromised and therefore there is no reason to re-issue a new card.

Because e-mail addresses can be used for "phishing" attacks, we want to remind our customers of the following: then list protective measures being taken. stupid hackers. :B

MelaniePalmero
May 30th 2011, 06:12 AM
Hi moonglow! I would also like to add clearing your browser history often and to always log off to any secure application. It helps to know some preventive measures (http://www.powersupersite.com/v/vspfiles/assets/images/dataprotect.html) rather than merely relying on protection softwares. Hope it helps. :)

moonglow
May 30th 2011, 03:53 PM
Hi moonglow! I would also like to add clearing your browser history often and to always log off to any secure application. It helps to know some preventive measures (http://www.powersupersite.com/v/vspfiles/assets/images/dataprotect.html) rather than merely relying on protection softwares. Hope it helps. :)

Hey thanks for the information. :)

God bless