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Epsilon; Email Concern

Discussion in 'Tech Talk - Gadgets, Gizmos and Technology' started by Earl Bonovich, Apr 4, 2011.

  1. Apr 4, 2011 #1 of 72
    Earl Bonovich

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    Oh boy... Given the fact that as of this morning, I have now received emails from 9 major companies so far (Chase, BestBuy, Hilton Honors just to name a few).

    It looks like the email clearing house/mail service, Epsilon had a breach that exposed our names and email address.

    (Note, I do not know what service DIRECTV uses).

    So keep your eyes open on any incomming emails you get.

    But I see in the very near future, a change (again), in my email address.
    My increase in spam of my less then 2 year old email address, is now getting back up to 35-50 a day. (my old address was getting over 200)... and this is POST filtering.
     
  2. Apr 4, 2011 #2 of 72
    HDJulie

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    I just got an email from Chase about it.

    I have many email addresses. I have hotmail that I use for whatever needs a valid email address but I don't trust not to spam me, I have my personal domain email address that I use for friends & family, & I have gmail that I use for businesses, banks, etc -- things that require an email address & are most likely not going to spam me. Gmail does a great job of filtering out what spam I do get to that address.
     
  3. Apr 4, 2011 #3 of 72
    Hutchinshouse

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    got a few emails so far.
     
  4. Apr 4, 2011 #4 of 72
    spartanstew

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    Got a couple yesterday warning of this. No biggie. My Gmail works great with Spam. I get a couple hundred per day and never see any of them (unless I look in my spam folder).
     
  5. Apr 4, 2011 #5 of 72
    Sixto

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    Same here, have gotten 3 today about the e-mail breach.
     
  6. Apr 4, 2011 #6 of 72
    gpg

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    Yep, the notices keep piling up. I'd hate to be responsible for Epsilon's marketing ans sales department right now.
     
  7. Apr 4, 2011 #7 of 72
    dpeters11

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    I rarely get actual spam in my inbox on gmail, so likely won't bother to do anything. I'm not vulnerable to phishing schemes, and that is the main concern. Fortunately, my mother is generally not either, but who knows what my father would do if he got an email "from" his bank. I'm hoping OpenDNS's Phishtank will protect him.
     
  8. Apr 4, 2011 #8 of 72
    SayWhat?

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    There are a few stories on various news and tech security websites about it.
     
  9. Apr 4, 2011 #9 of 72
    SayWhat?

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    FYI, I got something supposedly from UPS about a package being delivered to my house. This was at an email address I don't think I've ever used for UPS and it was not in their normal shipping notice format. The kicker was that it had a .zip file attached that I was supposed to open for the shipping information.

    Yeah, right buddy. Ain't happenin'. Went straight for the delete button on that one.
     
  10. dpeters11

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    Good choice, that was an actual virus.
     
  11. Tom Robertson

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    So far my yahoo account hasn't seen a SPAM uptick yet, they've been pretty good at SPAM filtering.

    Cheers,
    Tom
     
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    I seem have dodged this one, no notices so far.

    There is a variant on the UPS delivery scam, something about a prescription delivery. My sister in-law's husband was taken in this morning. It installs a virus called Clean This which pretends to be a virus scanner. He called me. :eek2:

    Damn thing is active even booted into safe mode. I finally told him to take it the Geek Squad at Best Buy. Talking him through command line and registry edit wasn't going to happen and I'm not flying to Florida. :)
     
  13. klang

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    Scratch that, just got a love note from Walgreens. I don't remember signing up for their site.
     
  14. AttiTech

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    I haven't noticed any of the emails, I'm using gmail as well so all the spam probably didn't hit my inbox :D
     
  15. AttiTech

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    Who signs up for love? Oh right, everyone who uses internet dating sites. In your case you are dating the internet....hmmm
     
  16. The Merg

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    Yup. I got one from Best Buy. It was to an old e-mail address I don't use anymore, but must be what I signed up for them with. Even then, I hardly ever get spam e-mails now. The one that keeps showing up is one from an AOL address that originates out of China. I just ignore it.

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  17. Marlin Guy

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    I guess I'm a bit unclear as to where the breach occurred.
    Was it related to the forum or to DirecTV? :confused:
     
  18. Earl Bonovich

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    TiVo on Saturday, and Best Buy today... :(

    ~Alan
     
  20. hdtvfan0001

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    I'm sure they'll try to keep it hush hush in the press....but base on the client list....this is going to be a large security breach in terms of the number of people potentially impacted.

    It may also not be a major problem, depending on when they discovered it, what they learned, and if they've found the culprit.

    We'll just have to be on the alert.
     

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