Posted By on April 4, 2011

Having one company divulge my personal information is bad … but having three (to date) divulging my name and email information is ridiculous. One would thing that that companies like Chase, Walgreens and Tivo would fear a class action suit enough to be a bit more protective with their clients privacy? In other words, don’t be ‘outsourcing’ when you don’t have control.I’ve yet to hear from Capital One, Citi, Kroger, Marriott and most likely Brookstone … so might as well add them to releasing my private info too.

According to Security Week, Epsilon is currently disclosing even more companies whose email marketing lists had been compromised. Noticing the problem first with grocery retailer Kroger, Epsilon continues releasing company names that were affected by the breach. Here’s the list gathered so far:

  • Kroger
  • TiVo
  • US Bank
  • JPMorgan Chase
  • Capital One
  • Citi
  • McKinsey & Company
  • Ritz-Carlton Rewards
  • Marriott Rewards
  • New York & Company
  • Brookstone
  • Walgreens (Again!)
  • The College Board (added 4/3 @8:20am)
  • Home Shopping Network (HSN)(added 4/3 @10:22am)

Considering that Epsilon has more than 2,500 clients sending 40 billion emails each year, this list could keep growing. Now, anyone who’s given an email address to any of the other companies listed above has involuntarily given an email address to hackers.


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