Dell customers warned over Epsilon breach

Powered by SC Magazine
 

Alerts Privacy Commissioner.

Dell warned Australian customers late Wednesday that their details may have been among the millions compromised after US marketing firm, Epsilon, discovered it was hacked last week

Epsilon was in possession of Australian customer details as Dell's global email marketing supplier.

“Whilst no credit card, banking or other personally identifiable information was involved, we felt it was important to let you know that your email address may have been accessed,”  Dell Australia's consumer and small business executive director, Deborah Harrigan, explained in an email.

Customers’ first and last names may also have been compromised, she explained. 

“We recommend that you do not provide any sensitive information through email, or open emails from senders you do not know. Dell will never ask for your financial information through email.” 

Harrigan said Dell had informed the Australian Privacy Commissioner and the Australian Communications and Media Authority.  

Dell's Australian warning came as UK department store Marks and Spencer also confirmed that its customers may have been exposed in the breach.  

Epsilon had "detected" that its email system was hacked on March 31, and later clarified that 2 per cent of its clients were affected after dozens of major US brands sent notices to customers to be wary of phishing emails as a result of the breach.  

The breach has left the US wondering exactly how many more companies will come forward, admitting may have been compromised. 

McKinsey Quarterly, JP Morgan Chase, Best Buy, TiVO, Walgreens, Ritz Carlton Rewards are amongst those to have issued breach notifications.

More recent companies include Verizon, JCrew, and Victoria's Secret, according to CNN.

Copyright © iTnews.com.au . All rights reserved.


Dell customers warned over Epsilon breach
 
 
 
Top Stories
Soft drinks and SoftLayer: A solution for hard times?
Coca-Cola Amatil's CIO Barry Simpson shares his story of cost-cutting, outsourcing and why his software developers to ride around in delivery trucks.
 
Optus considers breaking net neutrality in Australia
May charge Netflix, OTT providers for premium service.
 
AGL restructure sees CIO depart
Owen Coppage to leave after ten years.
 
 
Sign up to receive iTnews email bulletins
   FOLLOW US...
Latest articles on BIT Latest Articles from BIT
Small business win in a budget with 'fair' savings: Abbott
Apr 17, 2015
Tony Abbott has reaffirmed that the government’s aim is “always to get taxes ...
Xero now includes an inventory function built-in
Mar 26, 2015
Xero has added inventory and other major new features to the latest release of its cloud ...
Apple reveals its new MacBook
Mar 13, 2015
Replacing the MacBook Air as Apple's thinnest laptop, the new MacBook comes packed with features.
Xero has released a new version of its app for the iPad
Mar 6, 2015
iPad-wielding Xero users can now take advantage of a new version of the iOS app for the cloud ...
Microsoft is offering Azure for Disaster Recovery to Australian SMBs
Feb 10, 2015
If you haven't talked to your IT provider about disaster recovery, it might be worth discussing ...
Latest Comments
Polls
Do you support the Government's data retention scheme?

   |   View results
Yes
  11%
 
No
  89%
TOTAL VOTES: 2380

Vote