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Dell Australia Customers Affected by Epsilon Breach

DATA LOSS—AUSTRALIA & U.S.

April 7, 2011

Dell Australia is warning its customers that customer data was exposed in what is being called one of "the biggest breaches in U.S. history." Epsilon, the world's largest provider of permission-based e-mail marketing was hacked, and Dell Australia customers' names and e-mail addresses were exposed, ABC News reports. Credit card, banking and other personal information are not at risk, however, Dell Australia said. The company has informed Privacy Commissioner Timothy Pilgrim of the breach, who has launched an investigation. "I have also been advised that Epsilon has commenced an investigation into this matter and is keeping Dell Australia informed," Pilgrim said.
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