Security Breach Compromises Best Buy’s Email Database

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Best Buy Co., TiVo Inc., and Walgreen Co. are the latest in a seemingly endless string of companies to warn over the weekend that hackers gained access to customers’ files, including email addresses.

The companies all use the same marketing and communications vendor called Epsilon, a leading marketing services firm. Epsilon, based in Dallas, issued a brief statement on Friday saying “a full investigation was under way” following the discovery of the breach of some customer client data. The company had said that information obtained was “limited to email addresses and /or customer names only and that “a rigorous assessment determined no other personal identifiable information associated with the names was at risk.”

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