Sunday, April 3, 2011 subsidiary announces email database breach

AbeBooks, the huge Canadian Internet seller of used books, through which thousands of used bookstores sell online and which was acquired by in 2008, has sent the following email to its customers:
Epsilon Informs AbeBooks of E-mail Database Breach

We have been informed by Epsilon, a third-party vendor we use to send e-mails, that an unauthorized person outside their company accessed files that included e-mail addresses of some AbeBooks customers. Epsilon has advised us that the files that were accessed did not include any customer information other than email addresses.

As a reminder, AbeBooks will never ask customers for personal or account information in an e-mail. Please exercise caution if you get any emails that ask for personal information or direct you to a site where you are asked to provide personal information.

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