Looks like there is another victim in the growing email hack that has been going on. The newest member of this sad ring is none other than international hotel Marriott. The breach is old news now so we won’t harp on it anymore. What I did want to talk about is the staggering amount of business Epsilon was doing. It seems that they were almost as connected to my life as Google is. I’m getting about two emails a day from groups and companies that I don’t know or rather didn’t know I had signed up for there services. Now would be a good time to go through your password program to see if you signed up for something you don’t remember. Ghent change the logins ASAP.
This is the most recent email I have gotten:
April 5, 2011
Dear Marriott Customer,
We were recently notified by Epsilon, a marketing vendor used by Marriott International, Inc. to manage customer emails, that an unauthorized third party gained access to a number of Epsilon’s accounts including Marriott’s email list.
In all likelihood, this will not impact you. However, we recommend that you continue to be on the alert for spam emails requesting personal or sensitive information. Please understand and be assured that Marriott does not send emails requesting customers to verify personal information.
We take your privacy very seriously. Marriott has a long-standing commitment to protecting the privacy of the personal information that our guests entrust to us. We regret this has taken place and apologize for any inconvenience.
Please visit our FAQ to learn more.
Marriott International, Inc.