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Data giant Epsilon email "hemorrhage" could reveal more than you think

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A computer screen inbox displaying unsolicited emails known as 'spam.' Data company Epsilon was hacked this week, revealing millions of email addresses.

Millions of Americans received email messages from banks, credit card companies, hotels and chain stores this week alerting them that the company that stores emails of customers, Epsilon, had been hacked. There are now worries that hackers will use the information to target consumers. We speak to security expert Brian Krebs about what this could mean for consumers.


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