The Spam Diaries

News and musings about the fight against spam.
 by Edward Falk

Friday, May 07, 2010

Shame on Waiter.com for giving my email address to spammers

And as a follow-up to my previous post, the "Thank you for buying iTunes Gift Certificate!" virus spam I received yesterday was sent to a tagged address I created for use with waiter.com.

So shame on waiter.com for either selling my email address to spammers, or at the very least, for having sloppy security.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought this may be of interest...

http://sanfrancisco.fbi.gov/dojpressrel/pressrel10/sf110510.htm

Old lawyers never die, they just lose their appeal.

1:23 PM  
Blogger Akai.Shuu said...

oh good site!

9:33 AM  
Blogger Ryan G said...

It's a year later, and just now I've been receiving similar spam to my tagged waiter.com address. Over the past few weeks I've received several emails, most of them pretending to be a New York traffic ticket. Since I signed up with waiter.com well after you posted this, they must either have really crappy security or continually selling new addresses.

11:42 PM  

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