5 April 2011 - 11:08am | posted by | 1 comment

Epsilon admits customer data leak in US but Tesco says 'not in the UK'

Epsilon admits customer data leak in US but Tesco says 'not in the UK'Epsilon admits customer data leak in US but Tesco says 'not in the UK'

The security of customer data is an increasing source of concernas a new data leak in the US is reported

The company, in a weekend statement, said, "A subset of Epsilon clients' customer data has been exposed by an unauthorised entry into Epsilon's email system".

The data "was limited to email addresses and/or customer names only", said Epsilon.

Brands including Tivo, Best Buy and JPMorgan Chase have told customers of the problem.
Epsilon, one of the planet's biggest email marketing companies, sends out more than 40 billion emails a year on behalf of 2,500 clients. Customers of two per cent of the these clients - around 50 companies -  were affected 
The problem may not have  affected Epsilon's operations in the UK,  although Epsilon  in the US would not confirm this. One British client Tesco said, "Epsilon have told us these problems are limited to the United States."
 

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Anonymous (not verified)
5 Apr 2011 - 12:08
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Not true. I am a UK victim. I registered with Hilton Honors using the unique email address hh@mydomain.me.uk

I 1st advised Hilton on 27th September 2010 of the problem. And a few times since. I have NEVER had a response. Besides the filth, I repeatedly receive malicious 'requests' to update my Skype & Acrobat.

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