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Millions of email addresses stolen by thieves

A mass-email service provider says millions of name/email combinations have been stolen by thieves.

The company, Epsilon, says it expects the thieves to use the information for spam attacks. Since the thieves have acquired names and email addresses along with the name of the company that had acquired the information, the attacks are expected to a of a much higher quality and more personal level.

Many of the companies that were compromised have already issued warnings about the stolen information.

Experts ask that you be extremely careful when responding to any emails that you receive and try not to give away any personal or financial information.

For more info on this story, check out the New York Times' article.

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