Kroger Data Breach
I just got this in my e-mail from Kroger:
Dear Valued Customer,
Kroger wants you to know that the data base with our customers' names and email addresses has been breached by someone outside of the company. This data base contains the names and email addresses of customers who voluntarily provided their names and email addresses to Kroger. We want to assure you that the only information that was obtained was your name and email address. As a result, it is possible you may receive some spam email messages. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Kroger wants to remind you not to open emails from senders you do not know. Also, Kroger would never ask you to email personal information such as credit card numbers or social security numbers. If you receive such a request, it did not come from Kroger and should be deleted.
Karen, I got the SAME exact email this afternoon from New York and Company…I wonder what that about?
And I got same email from HSN
It was a company called Epsilon that does email marketing for various other companies, including Kroger and several financial institutions.
Only names and email addresses were taken, no financial or other information, however be more diligent about phishing attempts as a result!