Data Breach Update

Two new pieces of news:

1) Add Kroger (parent of King Soopers, City Markets, etc. supermarkets) to the list of company’s whose customer email addresses were lost through the Epsilon breach.  Now aren’t you glad you registered your mail address for that frequent shoppers card?

2) Sure enough a phishing email from Chase slipped through Hotmail’s filters this afternoon.  This one wasn’t customized with a name, so clearly wasn’t from someone who had the lost email addresses.  But it has been worded to make you think it was sent to warn you of the breach and provided a link for you to update your information.  Badly enough worded that most people will realize it is a scam, but a few people will follow that link and give away their personal information.

 

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