Now Marks & Spencer's customer email adresses get stolen.
They’ve advised customers that they can expect an increase in spam emails after the M&S customer email database was half-inched by evil hackers. The hackery was in fact part of the recent attack on Epsilon that we featured yesterday. They are a marketing firm who deal with the M&S email list; some American companies like Marriott, Hilton and Best Buy were also victims of the assault.
Marks & Spencer told customers: “We have been informed by Epsilon, a company we use to send emails to our customers, that some M&S customer email addresses have been accessed without authorisation," the retailer said in an email sent on Tuesday evening.
"We wanted to bring this to your attention as it is possible that you may receive spam email messages as a result. No other personal information, such as your account details, has been accessed or is at risk.”
Epsilon have said that the security breach affected 2% of their clients, but insist that no financial info was accessed by the moustache-twirling virtual villains.