Barclays warns L.L. Bean, Best Buy credit card holders data compromised

Posted April 04, 2011, at 5:05 a.m.
Last modified April 05, 2011, at 5:17 a.m.
Barclays bank is warning customers of L.L. bean that hackers may have gained access to their names and email addresses.
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Barclays bank is warning customers of L.L. bean that hackers may have gained access to their names and email addresses.

FREEPORT, Maine — The company that issues Visa credit cards on behalf of L.L. Bean is warning customers that hackers gained access to customers’ names and email addresses.

Delaware-based Barclays Bank sent an email to its customers warning that someone gained access to files through a vendor, marketing services firm Epsilon. Best Buy Co., TiVo Inc. and Walgreen Co. are among others that warned of data breaches related to Epsilon over the weekend.

Barclays assured L.L. Bean cardholders Sunday that their credit card numbers are safe but that they could be subject to spam seeking personal information.

The statement said a full investigation was under way “and we will continue to work diligently to protect your personal information.”

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