Charter, Verizon customers fell victim to e-mail hacker attack

A number of Charter's (Nasdaq: CHTR) and Verizon's (NYSE: VZ) customer e-mail addresses were exposed after a hacker was able to break into marketing company Epsilon's email system.

Epsilon said that the information "that was obtained was limited to email addresses and/or customer names only," adding that an "assessment determined that no other personal identifiable information associated with those names was at risk."

Last Friday, customers of banks, retailers and hotels had their e-mail addresses exposed.

Although Verizon would not comment on the issue, it did send an e-mail to affected customers informing them of the data breach.  

"Epsilon has assured us that the information exposed was limited to email addresses, and that no other information about you or your account was exposed," Verizon said in an email to customers Tuesday night

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