Last night, just as I was going online to try to figure out how to back up my mammoth photo library on the cloud, I caught wind of something that ought to make anyone think twice about trusting anything valuable to the web. Late last week, hackers breached security at Epsilon, an online marketing firm, getting email addresses from some of the firm’s big-name clients, including Capitol One, TiVo and Best Buy.
Internet security experts say passwords and credit card numbers were not stolen, but be prepared for lots of spam and phishing attempts from email addresses you know and trust. If you see something at all suspect don’t click, and above all, don’t give any private information to any emailer warning you of the breach and asking for passwords and such.
Read Epsilon’s lame press release, which doesn’t even offer an apology. Read the rest of this entry »