Epsilon Phishing Victim

Epsilon SecurityEpsilon Sets the Bar for What NOT to Do in Online Security

Many IT service providers are learning valuable lessons from the Epsilon incident  which saw one of the world’s biggest email service providers become a victim of cyber-criminals, compromising a substantial amount of information entrusted to them by their clients.

There’s been a lot of buzz recently about Epsilon

One of the biggest email service providers in the world, as it suffers from the backlash of allowing itself to be a victim of phishing efforts  which has affected the business data of as many as 50 major companies who are clients of theirs.

Reports are also citing Epsilon’s failure to heed an alert from a business partner

Which advised the provider to be on its toes against potential attacks from cyber-criminals targeted towards email service providers. The damage estimates vary, with Epsilon citing only about 2% of their data being stolen, but the impact is undeniable. Cyber-criminals now have access to a sizable number of personal data stored through Epsilon passwords, account numbers, and even the purchasing/buying habits of the customers of Epsilonงs clients. Many of Epsilon’s clients are now sending out messages to their own customers, warning them that their email addresses may have been compromised.

It’s a lesson to companies, big and small, to pay more attention to beefing up their security protocols

Since all it takes is one breach to endanger all of your data. In addition to having the right security software, it also helps if you require your employees undergo proper user training to make sure that they won’t be easily baited by scams like phishing, and will be more aware of how to contribute to the safety of your business data. Failing to do so puts not only your company but also your clients, at risk.

If you’d like to make sure your systems are safe

Call us and we’ll evaluate your current security measures and suggest ways to make critical improvements.

Published with permission from TechAdvisory.org. Source.
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