Last Friday, it was announced that some customers of JP Morgan and the largest grocery store chain, Kroger, have been compromised. It was not clear as to how.
Today, it was announced an online advertising group, Epsilon, whose advertising is embedded into JP Morgan and Kroger’s websites was the source of the breach.
Unfortunately, Epsilon is now saying this additionally effects customers of Citi (Citibank), Capital One, Chase, Wallmart, Home Shopping Network, TiVo and possibly others.
The GOOD news, if any, is that they only lost track of the names and email addresses of certain customers, but not account information. Menlo Technical is telling all clients to be particularly alert of any requests for additional information. Groups trying to gather more information will threaten discontinuation of servive or closing of an account if the email recipient does not respond. These emails can look very real.
Anyone asking for additional information – like confirming your date of birth, full account numbers, your social security number, etc.