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Post by bizzeedee on Wed Apr 06, 2011 11:17 pm

I can't believe I'm the only one that has received no less than 6 emails from credit card banks, Target and Walgreens (no credit cards but have log in accounts) alerting me that the company they use their emails, Epislon (is that correct?) has been hacked and that I (we) could expect Spam emails. Well it's begun... I've tutored DH about not opening any emails from Carlos Ramos, Hilda Hudda (that's not real just that some many phoney names are coming thru)... all have an attachment, all are are alerting us to some great deal, blah blah...

It's getting pretty frustrating... as I have to report each one as spam... my AT&T is good about catching most spam... but these with "real' sounding names are sneaking thru.

Any of you experiencing this?
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Re: Getting Spamed due to Epislon

Post by edbson on Wed Apr 06, 2011 11:46 pm

Nope , I use gmail and hotmail....never get spam

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Re: Getting Spamed due to Epislon

Post by agaphmou on Thu Apr 07, 2011 2:39 am

You're not alone Dee,I got one of those emails too! It's from EPSILON(which is the greek letter E).
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Re: Getting Spamed due to Epislon

Post by kleenaechs on Thu Apr 07, 2011 10:56 am

I use hotmail and my inbox is full of spam. Everyday I get more notices from companies telling me they are also part of the Epsilon hack. Thankfully it seems to be just spam and I can deal with that, even though it is annoying!

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Re: Getting Spamed due to Epislon

Post by Nyssa on Thu Apr 07, 2011 11:06 am

I only got the one, valid email warning from Walgreens about the breach. I only have a log-on with Walgreens and never ordered through it, so they didn't get anything other than my email address and name.

But suddenly my spam has increased geometrically! The *number* of emails isn't so bad, but the size of the files is nasty big, anywhere from ~1/4MB to 1.5MB each! Over dialup, that means quite a bit of time waiting for the crap to download just so I can delete it.

All this makes me long for the good old days of Unix shell accounts where you didn't have to download your email, it stayed on the ISP server unless you specifically saved a mail file and downloaded it.

Of course in those days, I was getting only about one spam a week, long before the web was created (anyone else remember Archie and Veronica? no, not the comic characters) and all the slimy types discovered the 'net. lol


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Re: Getting Spamed due to Epislon

Post by Lori on Thu Apr 07, 2011 11:10 am

My spam filter is working ok, but I also got a warning about the breach from a store I have a credit card account with. I haven't really noticed a difference in the amount of spam I'm receiving, though.

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Re: Getting Spamed due to Epislon

Post by bizzeedee on Thu Apr 07, 2011 11:17 am

I received notification from Kroger, Walgreen's & Target... no credit cards with them but do purchase from Target.

The other notifications I got were from 3 credit card banks...

I use gmail for subscriptions, freebies, etc... and gmail is excellent at keeping spam from my inbox.

But our 'personal' email is thru AT&T and we use that for family and ordering when using our credit cards.

Everything I've read about the issue is that the hackers only got names and emails... no account info. That being said, I'm keeping tabs on my credit card accounts... no unusual activity has appeared.



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Re: Getting Spamed due to Epislon

Post by tara on Thu Apr 07, 2011 1:38 pm

So far hotmail has been doing a pretty good job for me. It keeps it out of the inbox but my junk mail folder went from about 4 a day to like 150 a day.
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Re: Getting Spamed due to Epislon

Post by bizzeedee on Thu Apr 07, 2011 7:46 pm

tara wrote:So far hotmail has been doing a pretty good job for me. It keeps it out of the inbox but my junk mail folder went from about 4 a day to like 150 a day.
WOW, even my AT&T isn't getting hit that bad!


And the sad thing is, I always check down thru the spam, because legit emails sometimes end up there ... both at AT&T and gmail, very seldom at yahoo mail.
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