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  1. #1
    Stu Guest

    Default OT Spammers Heaven - Marriott's Customer email stolen


    If you've ever stayed at a Marriott this might be of interest to you. Seems the
    company who looks after their email was hacked and their email file was stolen.
    See the email below I just received.



    April 4, 2011

    Dear Marriott Customer,

    We were recently 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.

    In all likelihood, this will not impact you. However, we recommend that you
    continue to be on the alert for spam emails requesting personal or sensitive
    information. Please understand and be assured that Marriott does not send
    emails requesting customers to verify personal information.

    We take your privacy very seriously. Marriott has a long-standing commitment to
    protecting the privacy of the personal information that our guests entrust to
    us. We regret this has taken place and apologize for any inconvenience.

    Please visit our FAQ to learn more.

    Sincerely,

    Marriott International, Inc.



  2. #2
    Jim Elbrecht Guest

    Default Re: OT Spammers Heaven - Marriott's Customer email stolen

    On Tue, 05 Apr 2011 10:10:37 -0500, Stu <[email protected]> wrote:

    >
    >If you've ever stayed at a Marriott this might be of interest to you. Seems the
    >company who looks after their email was hacked and their email file was stolen.
    >See the email below I just received.
    >


    Not just Marriott-- Here's a list from this page [citing "Security
    Week";
    http://www.walletpop.com/2011/04/04/...pen-to-phishi/

    Kroger
    TiVo
    US Bank
    JPMorgan Chase
    Capital One
    Citi
    Home Shopping Network (HSN)
    McKinsey & Company
    Ritz-Carlton Rewards
    Marriott Rewards
    New York & Company
    Brookstone
    Walgreens
    The College Board
    Disney Destinations
    Best Buy
    xxxxx

    I got my warning email from Chase this morning. [I should get 3 more
    if that list is accurate & the companies are responsible.

    Jim

  3. #3
    Nancy Young Guest

    Default Re: OT Spammers Heaven - Marriott's Customer email stolen

    Jim Elbrecht wrote:
    > On Tue, 05 Apr 2011 10:10:37 -0500, Stu <[email protected]> wrote:


    >> If you've ever stayed at a Marriott this might be of interest to
    >> you. Seems the company who looks after their email was hacked and
    >> their email file was stolen. See the email below I just received.
    >>

    >
    > Not just Marriott-- Here's a list from this page [citing "Security
    > Week";
    > http://www.walletpop.com/2011/04/04/...pen-to-phishi/
    >
    > Kroger
    > TiVo
    > US Bank
    > JPMorgan Chase
    > Capital One
    > Citi
    > Home Shopping Network (HSN)
    > McKinsey & Company
    > Ritz-Carlton Rewards
    > Marriott Rewards
    > New York & Company
    > Brookstone
    > Walgreens
    > The College Board
    > Disney Destinations
    > Best Buy
    > xxxxx
    >
    > I got my warning email from Chase this morning. [I should get 3 more
    > if that list is accurate & the companies are responsible.


    Thanks for the info, I got word from Marriott but not a bank. I
    changed my passwords with them just for chuckles.

    nancy


  4. #4
    George Shirley Guest

    Default Re: OT Spammers Heaven - Marriott's Customer email stolen

    On 4/5/2011 10:32 AM, Jim Elbrecht wrote:
    > On Tue, 05 Apr 2011 10:10:37 -0500, Stu<[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >>
    >> If you've ever stayed at a Marriott this might be of interest to you. Seems the
    >> company who looks after their email was hacked and their email file was stolen.
    >> See the email below I just received.
    >>

    >
    > Not just Marriott-- Here's a list from this page [citing "Security
    > Week";
    > http://www.walletpop.com/2011/04/04/...pen-to-phishi/
    >
    > Kroger
    > TiVo
    > US Bank
    > JPMorgan Chase
    > Capital One
    > Citi
    > Home Shopping Network (HSN)
    > McKinsey& Company
    > Ritz-Carlton Rewards
    > Marriott Rewards
    > New York& Company
    > Brookstone
    > Walgreens
    > The College Board
    > Disney Destinations
    > Best Buy
    > xxxxx
    >
    > I got my warning email from Chase this morning. [I should get 3 more
    > if that list is accurate& the companies are responsible.
    >
    > Jim


    Exactly, got warning emails from Kroger and U.S. Bank over the weekend
    saying the outfit that handled such things got hacked.

  5. #5
    Stu Guest

    Default Re: OT Spammers Heaven - Marriott's Customer email stolen

    On Tue, 5 Apr 2011 12:24:19 -0400, "Nancy Young" <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >Jim Elbrecht wrote:
    >> On Tue, 05 Apr 2011 10:10:37 -0500, Stu <[email protected]> wrote:

    >
    >>> If you've ever stayed at a Marriott this might be of interest to
    >>> you. Seems the company who looks after their email was hacked and
    >>> their email file was stolen. See the email below I just received.
    >>>

    >>
    >> Not just Marriott-- Here's a list from this page [citing "Security
    >> Week";
    >> http://www.walletpop.com/2011/04/04/...pen-to-phishi/
    >>
    >> Kroger
    >> TiVo
    >> US Bank
    >> JPMorgan Chase
    >> Capital One
    >> Citi
    >> Home Shopping Network (HSN)
    >> McKinsey & Company
    >> Ritz-Carlton Rewards
    >> Marriott Rewards
    >> New York & Company
    >> Brookstone
    >> Walgreens
    >> The College Board
    >> Disney Destinations
    >> Best Buy
    >> xxxxx


    Looks by the list I should be getting three more emails. The story says that
    the company sends out 40 Billion emails a year, spam coming I'm thinking.


    >>
    >> I got my warning email from Chase this morning. [I should get 3 more
    >> if that list is accurate & the companies are responsible.

    >
    >Thanks for the info, I got word from Marriott but not a bank. I
    >changed my passwords with them just for chuckles.
    >
    >nancy


  6. #6
    Stu Guest

    Default Re: OT Spammers Heaven - Marriott's Customer email stolen

    On Tue, 05 Apr 2011 11:43:53 -0500, George Shirley <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >On 4/5/2011 10:32 AM, Jim Elbrecht wrote:
    >> On Tue, 05 Apr 2011 10:10:37 -0500, Stu<[email protected]> wrote:
    >>
    >>>
    >>> If you've ever stayed at a Marriott this might be of interest to you. Seems the
    >>> company who looks after their email was hacked and their email file was stolen.
    >>> See the email below I just received.
    >>>

    >>
    >> Not just Marriott-- Here's a list from this page [citing "Security
    >> Week";
    >> http://www.walletpop.com/2011/04/04/...pen-to-phishi/
    >>
    >> Kroger
    >> TiVo
    >> US Bank
    >> JPMorgan Chase
    >> Capital One
    >> Citi
    >> Home Shopping Network (HSN)
    >> McKinsey& Company
    >> Ritz-Carlton Rewards
    >> Marriott Rewards
    >> New York& Company
    >> Brookstone
    >> Walgreens
    >> The College Board
    >> Disney Destinations
    >> Best Buy
    >> xxxxx
    >>
    >> I got my warning email from Chase this morning. [I should get 3 more
    >> if that list is accurate& the companies are responsible.
    >>
    >> Jim

    >
    >Exactly, got warning emails from Kroger and U.S. Bank over the weekend
    >saying the outfit that handled such things got hacked.


    I just got another from Airmiles

  7. #7
    sf Guest

    Default Re: OT Spammers Heaven - Marriott's Customer email stolen

    On Tue, 05 Apr 2011 11:32:56 -0400, Jim Elbrecht <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    > On Tue, 05 Apr 2011 10:10:37 -0500, Stu <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > >
    > >If you've ever stayed at a Marriott this might be of interest to you. Seems the
    > >company who looks after their email was hacked and their email file was stolen.
    > >See the email below I just received.
    > >

    >
    > Not just Marriott-- Here's a list from this page [citing "Security
    > Week";
    > http://www.walletpop.com/2011/04/04/...pen-to-phishi/
    >


    Thanks for the link, I'll tell my friends.

    --

    Today's mighty oak is just yesterday's nut that held its ground.

  8. #8
    Kalmia Guest

    Default Re: OT Spammers Heaven - Marriott's Customer email stolen

    On Apr 5, 11:10*am, Stu <i...@foodforu.ca> wrote:
    > If you've ever stayed at a Marriott this might be of interest to you. Seems the
    > company who looks after their email was hacked and their email file was stolen.
    > See the email below I just received.
    >
    > April 4, 2011
    >
    > Dear Marriott Customer,
    >
    > We were recently notified by Epsilon, a marketing vendor used by Marriott
    > International, Inc. to manage customer emails, that an unauthorized thirdparty
    > gained access to a number of Epsilon's accounts including Marriott's email
    > list.
    >
    > In all likelihood, this will not impact you. However, we recommend that you
    > continue to be on the alert for spam emails requesting personal or sensitive
    > information. Please understand and be assured that Marriott does not send
    > emails requesting customers to verify personal information.
    >
    > We take your privacy very seriously. Marriott has a long-standing commitment to
    > protecting the privacy of the personal information that our guests entrust to
    > us. We regret this has taken place and apologize for any inconvenience.
    >
    > Please visit our FAQ to learn more.
    >
    > Sincerely,
    >
    > Marriott International, Inc. * *


    It's at times like this when I thi

  9. #9
    Jim Elbrecht Guest

    Default Re: OT Spammers Heaven - Marriott's Customer email stolen

    Kalmia <[email protected]> wrote:

    -snipped Stu's post but left Kalmia's as sent-

    >It's at times like this when I thi


    Me too.<g> [and I'd complete that thought with
    "nk we're just one hack away from anarchy."]

    Jim

  10. #10
    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Re: OT Spammers Heaven - Marriott's Customer email stolen


    "Stu" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    >
    > If you've ever stayed at a Marriott this might be of interest to you.
    > Seems the
    > company who looks after their email was hacked and their email file was
    > stolen.
    > See the email below I just received.
    >
    >
    >
    > April 4, 2011
    >
    > Dear Marriott Customer,
    >
    > We were recently 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.
    >
    > In all likelihood, this will not impact you. However, we recommend that
    > you
    > continue to be on the alert for spam emails requesting personal or
    > sensitive
    > information. Please understand and be assured that Marriott does not send
    > emails requesting customers to verify personal information.
    >
    > We take your privacy very seriously. Marriott has a long-standing
    > commitment to
    > protecting the privacy of the personal information that our guests entrust
    > to
    > us. We regret this has taken place and apologize for any inconvenience.
    >
    > Please visit our FAQ to learn more.
    >
    > Sincerely,
    >
    > Marriott International, Inc.


    This was not just Marriott. It was Target, Walgreen's, Kroger, all sorts of
    businesses.



  11. #11
    Stu Guest

    Default Re: OT Spammers Heaven - Marriott's Customer email stolen

    On Tue, 5 Apr 2011 14:18:56 -0700, "Julie Bove" <[email protected]> wrote:

    >
    >"Stu" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >news:[email protected]. .
    >>
    >> If you've ever stayed at a Marriott this might be of interest to you.
    >> Seems the
    >> company who looks after their email was hacked and their email file was
    >> stolen.
    >> See the email below I just received.
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> April 4, 2011
    >>
    >> Dear Marriott Customer,
    >>
    >> We were recently 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.
    >>
    >> In all likelihood, this will not impact you. However, we recommend that
    >> you
    >> continue to be on the alert for spam emails requesting personal or
    >> sensitive
    >> information. Please understand and be assured that Marriott does not send
    >> emails requesting customers to verify personal information.
    >>
    >> We take your privacy very seriously. Marriott has a long-standing
    >> commitment to
    >> protecting the privacy of the personal information that our guests entrust
    >> to
    >> us. We regret this has taken place and apologize for any inconvenience.
    >>
    >> Please visit our FAQ to learn more.
    >>
    >> Sincerely,
    >>
    >> Marriott International, Inc.

    >
    >This was not just Marriott. It was Target, Walgreen's, Kroger, all sorts of
    >businesses.
    >


    Yes Julie I know that, well I didn't know before 11AM, then I got four more
    emails. Then I saw the story link, I read the story and realized many more were
    involved.

    But thanks anyway Julie.

  12. #12
    Omelet Guest

    Default Re: OT Spammers Heaven - Marriott's Customer email stolen

    In article <[email protected]>,
    Jim Elbrecht <[email protected]> wrote:

    > On Tue, 05 Apr 2011 10:10:37 -0500, Stu <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > >
    > >If you've ever stayed at a Marriott this might be of interest to you. Seems
    > >the
    > >company who looks after their email was hacked and their email file was
    > >stolen.
    > >See the email below I just received.
    > >

    >
    > Not just Marriott-- Here's a list from this page [citing "Security
    > Week";
    > http://www.walletpop.com/2011/04/04/...er-may-leave-m
    > illions-open-to-phishi/
    >
    > Kroger
    > TiVo
    > US Bank
    > JPMorgan Chase
    > Capital One
    > Citi
    > Home Shopping Network (HSN)
    > McKinsey & Company
    > Ritz-Carlton Rewards
    > Marriott Rewards
    > New York & Company
    > Brookstone
    > Walgreens
    > The College Board
    > Disney Destinations
    > Best Buy
    > xxxxx
    >
    > I got my warning email from Chase this morning. [I should get 3 more
    > if that list is accurate & the companies are responsible.
    >
    > Jim


    I might get one from Walgreens... except I don't recall ever giving
    them my e-mail address. Not a real one anyway. ;-)
    --
    Peace! Om

    Web Albums: <http://picasaweb.google.com/OMPOmelet>
    "One man's theology is another man's belly laugh."
    --Robert Heinlien

  13. #13
    gloria.p Guest

    Default Re: OT Spammers Heaven - Marriott's Customer email stolen

    On 4/5/2011 10:24 AM, Nancy Young wrote:
    > Jim Elbrecht wrote:
    >> On Tue, 05 Apr 2011 10:10:37 -0500, Stu <[email protected]> wrote:

    >
    >>> If you've ever stayed at a Marriott this might be of interest to
    >>> you. Seems the company who looks after their email was hacked and
    >>> their email file was stolen. See the email below I just received.
    >>>

    >>
    >> Not just Marriott-- Here's a list from this page [citing "Security
    >> Week";
    >> http://www.walletpop.com/2011/04/04/...pen-to-phishi/
    >>
    >>
    >> Kroger
    >> TiVo
    >> US Bank
    >> JPMorgan Chase
    >> Capital One
    >> Citi
    >> Home Shopping Network (HSN)
    >> McKinsey & Company
    >> Ritz-Carlton Rewards
    >> Marriott Rewards
    >> New York & Company
    >> Brookstone
    >> Walgreens
    >> The College Board
    >> Disney Destinations
    >> Best Buy
    >> xxxxx
    >>
    >> I got my warning email from Chase this morning. [I should get 3 more
    >> if that list is accurate & the companies are responsible.

    >
    > Thanks for the info, I got word from Marriott but not a bank. I
    > changed my passwords with them just for chuckles.
    >


    Bank of America sent warning that their credit card mail list had been
    hacked, also.

    gloria p


  14. #14
    Stu Guest

    Default Re: OT Spammers Heaven - Marriott's Customer email stolen

    On Tue, 05 Apr 2011 21:18:44 -0600, "gloria.p" <[email protected]> wrote:

    >On 4/5/2011 10:24 AM, Nancy Young wrote:
    >> Jim Elbrecht wrote:
    >>> On Tue, 05 Apr 2011 10:10:37 -0500, Stu <[email protected]> wrote:

    >>
    >>>> If you've ever stayed at a Marriott this might be of interest to
    >>>> you. Seems the company who looks after their email was hacked and
    >>>> their email file was stolen. See the email below I just received.
    >>>>
    >>>
    >>> Not just Marriott-- Here's a list from this page [citing "Security
    >>> Week";
    >>> http://www.walletpop.com/2011/04/04/...pen-to-phishi/
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> Kroger
    >>> TiVo
    >>> US Bank
    >>> JPMorgan Chase
    >>> Capital One
    >>> Citi
    >>> Home Shopping Network (HSN)
    >>> McKinsey & Company
    >>> Ritz-Carlton Rewards
    >>> Marriott Rewards
    >>> New York & Company
    >>> Brookstone
    >>> Walgreens
    >>> The College Board
    >>> Disney Destinations
    >>> Best Buy
    >>> xxxxx
    >>>
    >>> I got my warning email from Chase this morning. [I should get 3 more
    >>> if that list is accurate & the companies are responsible.

    >>
    >> Thanks for the info, I got word from Marriott but not a bank. I
    >> changed my passwords with them just for chuckles.
    >>

    >
    >Bank of America sent warning that their credit card mail list had been
    >hacked, also.
    >
    >gloria p


    I'm wondering if these companies are being completely truthful about just how
    much info was taken when Epsilon (their email database) was hacked? Now usually
    if I get a note from my credit card company, say Capital One for curiosity sake
    it has my card number on it, did this company have card numbers as well?

  15. #15
    Omelet Guest

    Default Re: OT Spammers Heaven - Marriott's Customer email stolen

    In article <ingm2s$ua9$[email protected]>,
    "gloria.p" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > On 4/5/2011 10:24 AM, Nancy Young wrote:
    > > Jim Elbrecht wrote:
    > >> On Tue, 05 Apr 2011 10:10:37 -0500, Stu <[email protected]> wrote:

    > >
    > >>> If you've ever stayed at a Marriott this might be of interest to
    > >>> you. Seems the company who looks after their email was hacked and
    > >>> their email file was stolen. See the email below I just received.
    > >>>
    > >>
    > >> Not just Marriott-- Here's a list from this page [citing "Security
    > >> Week";
    > >> http://www.walletpop.com/2011/04/04/...keter-may-leav
    > >> e-millions-open-to-phishi/
    > >>
    > >>
    > >> Kroger
    > >> TiVo
    > >> US Bank
    > >> JPMorgan Chase
    > >> Capital One
    > >> Citi
    > >> Home Shopping Network (HSN)
    > >> McKinsey & Company
    > >> Ritz-Carlton Rewards
    > >> Marriott Rewards
    > >> New York & Company
    > >> Brookstone
    > >> Walgreens
    > >> The College Board
    > >> Disney Destinations
    > >> Best Buy
    > >> xxxxx
    > >>
    > >> I got my warning email from Chase this morning. [I should get 3 more
    > >> if that list is accurate & the companies are responsible.

    > >
    > > Thanks for the info, I got word from Marriott but not a bank. I
    > > changed my passwords with them just for chuckles.
    > >

    >
    > Bank of America sent warning that their credit card mail list had been
    > hacked, also.
    >
    > gloria p


    Hm, I bank with BOA and I got no email from them!
    I'll have to look into that. Thanks!
    --
    Peace! Om

    Web Albums: <http://picasaweb.google.com/OMPOmelet>
    "One man's theology is another man's belly laugh."
    --Robert Heinlien

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