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Epsilon becomes the latest victim of data hackers

The headline:  Wave of phishing could follow Epsilon hack

The link:  http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/2011-04-04-epsilon-hacking-poses-phishing-threat.htm

The summary:  Epsilon, a professional marketing company that serves thousands of corporate clients, announced that hackers have gained access to potentially millions of e-mail addresses in their customer database.  Epsilon claims that only e-mail addresses were compromised and that just 2% of clients were affected.

The reaction:  This is becoming an all too frequent news item.  Epsilon I’m sure will take a public relations hit for this but the ultimate effect to their bottom line will probably be fairly minimal.  I can’t imagine many clients leaving them over this.

I’ve already received an e-mail from Walgreen’s saying they were a victim.  The good news is that companies have become fairly good about getting out in front of data compromises and tend to step up their customer protections as a result.

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