Lingerie vendor extraordinaire Victoria's Secret today had to notify its clientele it had became just another Epsilon breach victim as customers got this nasty little email:
Dear Valued Customer,
Your privacy is extremely important to us, and we wanted to share the following information with you. We discovered that an unauthorized party has gained access to files containing email addresses associated with several companies including Victoria's Secret credit cards.
While your email address and/or name may have been included in these files, no sensitive financial or other personal information was compromised. However because of the circumstance, you may receive spam emails. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
For your security, we remind you to never provide personal information to unknown individuals/businesses online and avoid opening suspicious email links or attachments.
Again, we are very sorry that this occurred and are working diligently to maintain your trust. If you have any questions or need further assistance, please call the WFNNB Customer Service Center at the phone number listed on the back of your credit card.
Head of Customer Service
The company is just one of many that have come to light since Epsilon announced the breach last Friday when the company said that unauthorized entry had been made into systems exposing tons of email lists. Other new companies impacted include Verizon, Walgreens, 1800Flowers.World Financial Network National Bank, Marks & Spencer and Eurosport.
As we mentioned yesterday, so far the main threat of all this might be very targeted phishing attacks against the violated email accounts, though it appears none have started yet.
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