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I have now had 2 notices about illegal entries into major websites, one from Hilton Honours and also from Airmiles, both saying their systems were compromised and to watch for illicit activity! both notices were today.

Anyone else noticed these warnings?

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I've had one from Hilton and one from ICHG saying the same thing.

Dear Customer:

We were notified by our database marketing vendor, Epsilon, that we are among a group of companies affected by a data breach. How will this affect you? The company was advised by Epsilon that the files accessed did not include any customer financial information, and Epsilon has stressed that the only information accessed was names and e-mail addresses. The most likely impact, if any, would be receipt of unwanted e-mails. We are not aware at this time of any unsolicited e-mails (spam) that are related, but as a precaution, we want to remind you of a couple of tips that should always be followed:

• Do not open e-mails from senders you do not know

• Do not share personal information via e-mail

Hilton Worldwide, its brands and loyalty program will never ask you to e-mail personal information such as credit card numbers or social security numbers. You should be cautious of "phishing" e-mails, where the sender tries to trick the recipient into disclosing confidential or personal information. If you receive such a request, it did not come from Hilton Worldwide, its brands or its loyalty program. If you receive this type of request you should not respond to it but rather notify us at fraud_alert@hilton.com.

As always, we greatly value your business and loyalty, and take this matter very seriously. Data privacy is a critical focus for us, and we will continue to work to ensure that all appropriate measures are taken to protect your personal information from unauthorized access.

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I have received emails from the following companies I deal with -

Best Buy

Hilton

Kroger (Frys)

Air Miles

Chase

Still waiting for others since I deal with more companies on the list also.

I use a hotmail account for all signups online and different accounts that require an email addy, so my plan is to create a new hotmail account and then spend an afternoon changing my email address and passwords for all accounts from the hacked account info to the new info. When this is done I will close down the old hotmail account. This is going to be a pain but I think the most secure option.

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