An email sent to the roughly 70 million Target customers who may have been affected by a pre-Christmas data breach is causing panic among those who fear it could be an attempt to victimize them again.
Target is apologizing to customers for its widespread data breach by offering a discount to everyone this weekend. But on Saturday, some of the emails customers received may have been part of a phishing scam. According to the Wall Street Journal, fake emails were sent out Saturday that looked close to the real ones. But instead of linking people to credit bureau websites, the sites were fraudulent.
Thanks to everyone who sent in Good Question suggestions this week! Please keep them coming! In the meantime, I wanted to answer a few that didn’t make air. Rosy has a question I’ve never thought about before: Why do people put an “s” on the end of email, as in emails? We don’t say we are going to pick up our snail mails from the post office. Good point, Rosy. I looked up the definition of email in the dictionary and found three definitions – two for nouns and one for a verb.
For years the United States has been gathering millions of Verizon cell phone records, as well as foreigner’s emails and data from Google, Facebook and other Internet companies. It is all to make us safer, President Obama says. It’s to protect us from terrorist acts.
With graduation and wedding seasons going strong, many people are giving and receiving gifts. And, with those gifts, many of us were taught the proper response is a hand-written thank you note. But, a recent survey found 67 percent of adults think the ability to write a thank you note has died out as texting and emailing has become more popular.
The weekend after a heated debate over gun control, Colorado state Rep. Rhonda Fields was flooded with emails, including some she later told police “disturbed and shocked” her.
The Paula Broadwell/David Petraeus/Jill Kelley scandal is embarrassing enough.