And those email security breaches keep on coming...
Yesterday we reported on the massive security breach at Epsilon, an online marketing firm, that affected some of the world's biggest brands. But while the Texas-based company and the majority of the businesses are US-based, we're hearing about a lot of avid Bitterwallet readers in the UK who have been affected.
Readers Kiara and Jade received warnings from Benefit Cosmetics, while Chris had received an email from TiVo that stated his email address had been exposed – even though Chris has never had any contact with or passed his details onto TiVo.
This morning, more companies have admitted Epsilon has lost their customer data, which is predominantly used for email newsletters and marketing; reader Chris avidly informed us of another email he received today from Best Buy, saying "files containing the email addresses of some Best Buy customers were accessed without authorization."
Meanwhile readers Simon, Damien and Katy have all heard from Hilton Worldwide - "Epsilon has stressed that the only information accessed was names and e-mail addresses."
As we mentioned yesterday, it's hardly the stuff of apocalypses, more a guarantee that your details will be folded into some überdatabase and result in phishing attempts and offers to make her "gush like a blowhole all night long" until the end of time.