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  1. Apr 7, 2011 #161 of 195
    magnus

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  2. Apr 7, 2011 #162 of 195
    unitron

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    Slashdot user schliz has a story in the submission queue over there

    http://slashdot.org/submission/1521916/Epsilon-breach-used-four-month-old-attack

    that alerted me to this one--

    Epsilon breach used four-month-old attack

    ReturnPath had warned partners of breach in November.

    http://www.itnews.com.au/News/253712,epsilon-breach-used-four-month-old-attack.aspx

    Here's how it starts out

    "A data breach exposing the customer details of the likes of Citigroup, Hilton Hotels and Dell Australia was part of a series of socially-engineered attacks first reported by an Epsilon technology partner some four months ago, iTnews can reveal."

    There's more, and it's interesting if you're trying to figure who to hold responsible for what.

    Short version, ReturnPath seems to have its "stuff" together, Epsilon, maybe not quite so much.
     
  3. Apr 7, 2011 #163 of 195
    morac

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    I got what looks to be my first phishing email related to this today from "Capital One" informing me that I need to update my records. The email looked authentic except, even displaying a link to capitalone.com, but hovering over the link reveals it's really a link to a 3rd party web site (which has already been taken down). I don't actually have a Capital One account, but did years ago.
     
  4. Apr 7, 2011 #164 of 195
    Ziggie

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    :mad:

    I feel bad for the people who are going to get caught up in the deceit.
     
  5. Apr 7, 2011 #165 of 195
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    They don't understand security. Having one door that you can lock is a good idea usually but their one door was not well-locked.
     
  6. Apr 7, 2011 #166 of 195
    unitron

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    Especially after ReturnPath told 'em "Hey, yall's door keeps gettin' left unlocked, or the lock's not workin' right or somethin'".
     
  7. Apr 7, 2011 #167 of 195
    ZeoTiVo

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    Not at my bank, :eek: it is not even used for any credential save for contacting me if needed.

    Any bank that uses email as a logon is indeed asking for trouble
     
  8. Apr 8, 2011 #168 of 195
    Ziggie

    Ziggie TiVo Since 2003

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    Over the past 24 hours I started receiving about a dozen spam emails. I'm convinced they're due to the breach because they're going into an account that was private and only used for Tivo and Disney :mad:
     
  9. Apr 8, 2011 #169 of 195
    MichaelK

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    Exactly what concerns me- my step-father is elderly and totally un-web-savvy so he's CONSTANTLY getting viruses even with current AV protection. For years my sister and i have tried to figure out what he does. Finally this past time he explained to me that he "doesn't just click any link or popup but if it has the correct logo he knows it's good so he clicks it". I almost fell out of my chair- he had no understanding that anyone could whip one up until I explained it that to him.

    Luckily now i explained things to him now- but if we didn't happen to have that conversation a few weeks agao and he got the email from 'capital one' or 'citibank' he easily could have been fooled.
     
  10. Apr 8, 2011 #170 of 195
    MichaelK

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    Commerce bank- some years back and before TD bank bought them out- was so egregious that their login names were your social security name and your password was your 4-digit ATM card pin. Lovely.

    I wish it was a law or something that you need to have 2 factor security for any banking and maybe even any online commerce.
     
  11. Apr 8, 2011 #171 of 195
    MichaelK

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    this was not some email hosting company- it is a marketing firm that people outsource.

    Probably 90+% of the companies affected run their own email. You think chase and citibank are outsourcing that? NOT. They outsourced their email marketing to either A) save a buck or B) avoid liability for things such as this. Understandable possibly from a small or medium sized company. In my mind immoral for citibank and chase to do- basically they just dont value OUR email information as much as they do their own email or other items that can effect their finances.
     
  12. Apr 8, 2011 #172 of 195
    tomhorsley

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    Now it is. That's why all the money sites you visit for the first time in a long while are asking you to update security questions, select login images, etc, etc.

    That's also why going green and getting electronic forms is such a hassle. It takes 10 times longer to login to the bank's or broker's web site to fetch your PDF file than it does to slit an envelope. I wish edelivery options included sending me an encrypted PDF in email and letting me setup the encryption key and encryption method on their web site.
     
  13. Apr 9, 2011 #173 of 195
    MichaelK

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    That's a positive. Who does it apply to?
    One bank i use seems to ask one of those questions each time.
    Others force me to enter a code they text or call me with on each news computer (presumably they store a cookie then?) THAT seems about right to me.
    But others I don't recall anything (like the broker that has my Ira's).


    I think your idea about statements is a great one.
     
  14. restart88

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    Yea but if you clear your cookies fairly often there you go again. :D
     
  15. Ziggie

    Ziggie TiVo Since 2003

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    Getting back to the tivo email thing...

    has anyone else noticed an increase in spam? :confused:
     
  16. steve614

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    Not me. No phishing attempts here either.
     
  17. unitron

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    Apparently, in addition to my name and email address, Epsilon also managed to pass along that I don't have enough money to make it worthwhile to try to scam me.:)
     
  18. steve614

    steve614 what ru lookin at?

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    I jinxed myself earlier. This one got through today...

     
  19. 1gr8ftoy

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    I got it 4 or 5 times, Best Buy, Sears, credit card companies, they all seem to use the same email service and that is who got hacked. I promise your email was already known to spammers...check your junk mail box to confirm it :p
     
  20. rifleman69

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    Nothing has gotten through my gmail, but I do notice a higher amount of spam in the spam folder as a whole.
     

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