AU: Privacy czar to investigate Epsilon email breach

Fallout from the attack on the giant US marketing and communications firm continues to spread, and may affect millions of consumers globally.

Dell Australia remains the only local company to admit customer data was compromised when hackers hit Epsilon’s Dallas headquarters last week.

While Epsilon has offices in Sydney and Melbourne, it’s not yet clear whether other Australian firms were among the 2 per cent of Epsilon’s client base impacted.

Epsilon’s ANZ vice-president, Michael Kustreba, told The Australian he was not authorised to comment on the matter.

Federal Privacy Commissioner Timothy Pilgrim said his office had begun an own-motion investigation.

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  1. Katerina - April 7, 2011

    • admin - April 7, 2011

      Dell Australia is already on the list, but thank you. For those who don’t know, Australia’s Privacy Commissioner has opened up an investigation into the Epsilon breach to determine if other AU companies or consumers were affected, how many were affected, etc.

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