Feds probe '100 site' data breach

Feds probe '100 site' data breach
Feds probe '100 site' data breach

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By Dan Goodin in San Francisco
The Register
15th December 2010

FBI agents looking into the theft of customer data belonging to 
McDonald's are investigating similar breaches that may have hit more 
than 100 other companies that used email marketing services from 
Atlanta-based Silverpop Systems .

=E2=80=9CThe breach is with Silverpop, an email service provider that has over 
105 customers,=E2=80=9D Stephen Emmett, a special agent in the FBI's Atlanta 
field office, told The Register. =E2=80=9CIt appears to be emanating from an 
overseas location.=E2=80=9D

He declined to provide further details.

Over the past week, at least two other sites =E2=80=93 one known to have ties to 
Silverpop and the other that appears to =E2=80=93 offered similar warnings to 
their customers. deviantART, a website that boasts more than 16 million 
registered accounts, warned its users that their email addresses, user 
names and birth dates were exposed to suspected spammers as a result of 
a breach at the email provider.


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