Customers of BestBuy expose through Epsilon hacking, lot more Companies effected

According to the latest report, Customer data at Best Buy, Capital One, Citi, JPMorgan Chase, US Bank, TiVo and Walgreens which are all managed by Epsilon, an online marketing company were being accessed by hackers last week.

Best Buy saying in an email warning to its customers:

“On March 31, we were informed by Epsilon, a company we use to send emails to our customers, that files containing the email addresses of some Best Buy customers were accessed without authorization,” wrote Barry Judge, Best Buy’s chief marketing officer.

“We have been assured by Epsilon that the only information that may have been obtained was your email address and that the accessed files did not include any other information. A rigorous assessment by Epsilon determined that no other information is at risk. We are actively investigating to confirm this.”

JPMorgan Chase on the hack:

“We are advised by Epsilon that the files that were accessed did not include any customer financial information, but are actively investigating to confirm this. As always, we are advising our customers of everything we know as we know it. Chase will never ask customers for personal information or credentials in an email.”

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