NOTIFICATION FROM THE COLLEGE BOARD – Just what I wanted to hear

Begin forwarded message:


We have been informed by Epsilon, the vendor that sends email to you on our behalf, that your e-mail address may have been exposed by unauthorized entry into their system.

Epsilon has assured us that the only information that may have been obtained was your first and last name and e-mail address. REST ASSURED THAT THIS VENDOR DID NOT HAVE ACCESS TO OTHER MORE SENSITIVE INFORMATION SUCH AS SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER OR CREDIT CARD DATA.

Please note, it is possible you may receive spam e-mail messages as a result. We want to urge you to be cautious when opening links or attachments from unknown third parties.

In keeping with standard security practices, the College Board will never ask you to provide or confirm any information, including credit card numbers, unless you are on a secure College Board site.

Epsilon has reported this incident to, and is working with, the appropriate authorities.

We regret this has taken place and apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you. We take your privacy very seriously, and we will continue to work diligently to protect your personal information.

Sincerely,

The College Board

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3 Comments on “NOTIFICATION FROM THE COLLEGE BOARD – Just what I wanted to hear”

  1. Derp Says:

    Just got this email too. Googled it and your blog entry came up. I’ve been doing their daily SAT questions every day, and now my name and email are in the hands of evil haxors.

    Damn it all!

    • Brian Elliott Says:

      Based on what I’m seeing on Twitter, Epsilon, in addition to The College Board, also operates as a vendor for Disney Destinations and the McKinsey Quarterly. People receiving marketing email from each of these businesses, and whatever other businesses that Epsilon servers, were placed “at risk” by the breach.

  2. Al Olivera Says:

    Sorry folks, this is a scam. The same email is being sent out from “US Bank” with almost the exact same wording. Do not click on any links, or offer any information — they are phishing


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