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Feds Find Common Link in McDonald's Data Theft

DATA THEFT

December 16, 2010

More details have emerged in the theft of McDonald's customer data. The Register reports that U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agents are looking into similar events that may have originated with a marketing services provider based in Atlanta, GA. FBI special agent Stephen Emmett said, "The breach is with Silverpop (Systems), an e-mail service provider that has over 105 customers." Emmett added that the breach "appears to be emanating from an overseas location."
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