BALTIMORE, MD – April 5, 2011 – Epsilon Registration, provider of meeting registration technology and services, today released a statement about the data breach that has been in the headlines across the country.
Recently there has been a lot of news about a company called “Epsilon Data Management, LLC,” a large e-mail marketing company. You may have seen headlines like “Epsilon hack: 50 companies hit by data breach” or “Epsilon Data Breach Hits Banks, Retail Giants.”
We want you to know that, while the names are similar, Epsilon Registration is NOT the same company as Epsilon Data Management – there is no relationship between the companies whatsoever. While Epsilon Data Management has experienced a data breach, Epsilon Registration has not. None of Epsilon Registration’s many layers of security have been breached. None of Epsilon Registration’s data has been lost.
“We want to reassure our clients and their members, customers and constituents that their data is safe with us,” said Pornwadee Karow, managing member of Epsilon Registration. “We don’t even store sensitive data such as credit card numbers or social security numbers in our database.”
Epsilon Data Management, a large e-mail marketing services company with a roster of A-list clients, reported a data breach that is impacting practically anyone who has ever signed up to receive a retail offer or alert through its e-mail account. The company warned that thieves may use the information to launch a phishing campaign to trick users into disclosing more critical data. Epsilon Data Management only has the information of people who opted-in to receive marketing e-mails, and the theft was limited to e-mail addresses and customer names. Epsilon Data Management said Monday that 2 percent of the companies it counts as clients are affected by the security breach.
Epsilon Registration is a completely different company that provides secure online and onsite registration services for large meetings. Epsilon Registration has NOT experienced any breach of its database, its secure e-commerce application, or its servers. Epsilon Registration remains committed to protecting its data and its customers’ information.
Epsilon Registration recommends that, as a general rule, people should not open e-mail from senders they do not know and should not trust e-mails that ask for personal information such as credit card numbers or social security numbers. Before entering any personal information on a Website, people should verify that the page is secure by looking for the padlock icon on their browser window, and insuring that the browser is set to warn before submitting unencrypted information.
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Epsilon Registration is the online and onsite registration company for meetings, conferences and trade shows. Unlike other online registration services, Epsilon’s ERegtm system offers unparalleled automation, reporting and reconciliation tools, available over the Internet 24 hours a day.
For additional information on Epsilon Registration visit their Web site at http://www.EpsilonRegistration.com or call (888) 883-EREG.
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