The names and e-mails of customers of Citigroup Inc and other large U.S. companies, as well as College Board students, were exposed in a massive and growing data breach after a computer hacker penetrated online marketer Epsilon.
The list of companies is HUGE! TiVo, JP Morgan Chase, Capital One Financial, US Bank, the Kroger grocery chain, teleshopping company HSN Inc., Verizon Communications Inc, Blackstone Group LP’s Hilton Hotels, Kraft Foods Inc, and AstraZeneca and more.
According to the reports only email addresses and name information was stolen. So you may just get an extra does of spam. But you can never be sure.
Update Even more news here!
My advice is to reset your account passwords if you use any of these merchants and as always, use extremely strong passwords – preferably using applications like LastPass or KeePass to create super strong passwords and manage all your accounts information.
Either of these apps should be used by EVERYONE anyways. LastPass being the easiest for most.
Keep safe folks!