Alliance Data Systems Corp.'s Epsilon, a marketing services company, notified its customers of a significant data breach last Friday that reports say is potentially the largest in U.S. history.

As of this writing, it appears as though no insurers were affected; however, the names and e-mail addresses belonging to many large U.S. banks, including JPMorgan Chase & Co., Citigroup Inc. and Capital One Financial Corp., as well as College Board students—which represents nearly 6,000 universities—and a host of other companies were compromised when a hacker broke into Epsilon's clients' customer files.

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