Flood of phishing may follow Epsilon Data breach

You might get more spam and more of it might greet you by name, thanks to a compromised database at a large and formerly obscure e-mail marketer.Until late last week, Epsilon Data Management knew far more people than knew it. The Irving, Tex., company calls itself “the world’s largest permission-based email marketing provider,” sending more than 40 billion e-mail messages a year on behalf of 2,500-plus clients.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/2011/04/04/AFxS8QfC_story.htmlAlso see:Epsilon email hack: millions of customers’ details stolen
Computer hackers have stolen the names and email addresses of millions of people in one of the largest internet security breaches in US history.The names and email addresses of customers of Barclaycard US, Capital One and other large firms were taken in an attack on the marketing email provider Epsilon last week. British customers of Barclays Bank, which owns Barclaycard US, were not affected. A spokesman for Barclaycard US confirmed to the Guardian that it would continue to work with Epsilon despite the breach.

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