Companies Named In Possible E-Mail Security Breach

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Companies whose customers’ E-mail addresses were subject to a security breach at Internet marketing company Epsilon, a unit of Alliance Data Systems Corp.:

Amazon.con Inc.’s AbeBooks subsidiary

Ameriprise Financial Inc., asset management and financial planning company.

Barclays Bank. Company says breach affects U.S. customers of Barclaycard.

Best Buy Co.

Capital One Financial Corp.

Citigroup Inc. Company says information limited to customers of Citi’s North American credit card businesses.

The College Board, not-for-profit organization that runs the SATs.

Ethan Allen Interiors Inc., home furnishings retailer.

Hilton Worldwide, hotel chain whose brands include Hilton, DoubleTree, Hampton Inn and Waldolf Astoria.

HSN Inc., a retailer with roots in the Home Shopping Network.

JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Kroger Co., grocery chain.

Marriott International Inc., hotel chain whose brands include Marriott, Renaissance, Fairfield Inn and Ritz-Carlton.

McKinsey & Co., a management consulting firm. Company says breach affected only subscribers of McKinsey Quarterly magazine.

New York & Co., apparel chain.

TiVo Inc., digital video recorder service.

U.S. Bancorp, financial company whose brands include U.S. Bank.

Walgreen Co., drug store chain.

Walt Disney Co.’s travel subsidiary, Disney Destinations.

  • Thomas Bleming

    Wonder if any of those who have had their email addresses compromised could file in a class action for damages?
    Any lawyers out there who could answer this question?

    • Hima

      I strongly agree. I think I am one of the victim via Citi’s North American credit card businesses. It is the responsibility of the company to safeguard their customer information and monitor and investigate complaint from customer. I will surely join you in the class action.

  • Debe K

    The only way tbere can be a class action suit. Having your email address does not constitute damages. Additionally, Epsilon did not intentially create the breech…they were hacked. As always, do not respond to emails asking for your personal info.

    • Debe K

      Sorry…should have proofread before posting. 1st sentence should read there has to be damages to have a class action suit.

  • Heartland Hannah

    Debe – I believe damages will soon be proven for this matter. Spam is not without costs and this breach has led to sites sending spoofs to those on the credit card lists attempting to fraudulently gain information. I’m happy to volunteer to be one of the members of the initial class. And intentionally creating a breech is not the only cause for action. Failure to protect confidential information is sufficient grounds.

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