I am supposed to trust Best Buy to properly safeguard critical personal data? Here's an email I received from them today:
"Dear Valued Best Buy Customer,
On March 31, we were informed by Epsilon, a company we use to send emails to our customers, that files containing the email addresses of some Best Buy customers were accessed without authorization.
We have been assured by Epsilon that the only information that may have been obtained was your email address and that the accessed files did not include any other information. A rigorous assessment by Epsilon determined that no other information is at risk. We are actively investigating to confirm this...."
It's only a matter of time before a hacker penetrates the servers of TRE, but they will then get DL numbers, name. address, dob, etc. In other words, enough to do some real damage. And it's no excuse that it happened to a "3rd party" vendor. The only way around it is to only capture that data which is absolutely essential. The state DMV needs my DL info to function. Best Buy does not.
Also, not sure why I am even receiving this email, since two months ago I quit the rewards program and asked Best Buy to remove ALL of my information from its records.