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everyone getting hacked?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by 420lounge, Apr 3, 2011.

  1. 420lounge

    420lounge Power Member

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    got this email today from tivo even though im not a tivo subscriber and a similar email from brookestone a few days back...

    Dear TiVo Customer,

    Today we were informed by our email service provider that your email address was exposed due to unauthorized access of their system. Our email service provider deploys emails on our behalf to customers who have opted into email-based communications from us.

    We were advised by our email service provider that the information that was obtained was limited to first name and/or email addresses only. Your service and any other personally identifiable information were not at risk and remain secure.

    Please note, it is possible you may receive spam email messages as a result. We want to urge you to be cautious when opening links or attachments from unknown third parties.

    We regret this has taken place and apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you. We take your privacy very seriously, and we will continue to work diligently to protect your personal information.

    If you have unsubscribed in the past, there is no need to unsubscribe again. Your preferences will remain in place.



    oddly enough got the same email from brookestone a few days ago..

    Dear Valued Brookstone Customer,

    On March 31, we were informed by our e-mail service provider that your e-mail address may have been exposed by unauthorized entry into their system. Our e-mail service provider deploys e-mails on our behalf to customers in our e-mail database.

    We want to assure you that the only information that may have been obtained was your first name and e-mail address. Your account and any other personally identifiable information are not stored in this system and were not at risk.

    Please note, it is possible you may receive spam e-mail messages as a result. We want to urge you to be cautious when opening links or attachments from unknown third parties.

    In keeping with best industry security practices, Brookstone will never ask you to provide or confirm any information, including credit card numbers, unless you are on our secure e-commerce site, Brookstone.com.

    Our service provider has reported this incident to the appropriate authorities.

    We regret this has taken place and for any inconvenience this may have caused you. We take your privacy very seriously, and we will continue to work diligently to protect your personal information.


    anyone know whats going on?
     
  2. losille

    losille Junior Member

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    "Brookstone will never ask you to provide or confirm any information, including credit card numbers, unless you are on our secure e-commerce site, Brookstone.com. "
    This phishing. You email is on someone's list. The emails are sent to everyone they can find an email address for. They know someone they emailed will probably have an account with the company listed and will follow the link above. It will be a bogus page to get the persons information.
    Mark it as Spam and if you email company has the option report it.
     
  3. 420lounge

    420lounge Power Member

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    there are no links in the email. - shows on the real tivo site just cant show links
     
  4. jakeruston

    jakeruston Junior Member

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    I had a similar email from Play.com a few days ago, saying that there had been some irregularities with their email service provider, Silverpop, which has lead to the leak of some email addresses and names (but nothing else).
     
  5. Maruk

    Maruk Power Member

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    How is this phising? I don't see any information asked for?
    Could be that they all use the same email provider that went on to send these email because their system integrity actually got compromised?
     
  6. 420lounge

    420lounge Power Member

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    I think that is what has happened by the emails sounding the same.. how many companies were actually affected? thats what im wondering
     
  7. lukelafaque

    lukelafaque Newbie

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    Epsilon Interactive, a mail service was hacked. They are the outsource for hundreds of banks and stores. They probably sold the list and then "claimed" they were hacked to avoid spamming issues. Stupid f*cks.