In Wake of Epsilon, Be Wary
In a recent security newsletter from Sunbelt Security, makers of Vipre Security Software which I run on a couple of computers, there was an article about the Epsilon situation.
In case you don't know what this is all about, Epsilon handles email for a number of large companies. They were hacked. They said that "so-called" private information like credit card or social security numbers were not part of the heist, but email address data bases by their clients were stolen.
What was even worse was that Epsilon was that they were being targeted. One likes to think they took precautions were taken, but whatever they did wasn't good enough.
As a result, there's a large outpouring of phishing attempts by the cyber-criminals. Look and analyze carefully before you click. If in doubt that it came from your bank, don't click. Contact your bank personally. These phishing emails might ask you to review and/or renew your account information for banks and credit cards.
If it doesn't look right, don't click. Contact your financial institution to check on the validity of any email seeking information from you.