Cyber criminals have again hacked into a major travel database and stolen email addresses. Marriott International is the latest victim, following the TripAdvisor data theft two weeks ago. “We were 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,” the company said in an email to its customers. Epsilon claims to be the world’s largest database marketer. Other compromised databases include those of JPMorgan Chase, Citigroup, Best Buy, Kroger, TiVo, Walgreen’s, and Robert Half. Update 7/4… It’s emerged that databases from Hilton and Ritz Carlton have also been compromised.
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