by Jac La Tour

What happens if your name and email address fall into unwanted hands? While experts suggest that this exposes you to minimal risk, they also say the potential for receiving unwanted or even harmful email because of it is great. A recent security breach will put these views to the test.

Epsilon, an email marketing company, reported last week that their systems were hacked and an undetermined number of names and email addresses were stolen. According to John D. Sutter’s article As scope of e-mail hack grows, should you be worried?, the immediate concern is not identity theft, but instead, targeted phishing emails which may lead to identity theft if responded to. At ECCU, we take member security seriously and have provided more information on phishing.

What are you doing to protect yourself from potential identity theft?

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