The Spam Diaries

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

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Name and shame: CDR Outlet sells me out

A tagged address I gave only to CDR Outlet has just received spam, ostensibly for some McDonald's coupons, but probably really a virus.

Now, whether CDR Outlet deliberately sold my email address, or a rogue employee sold a copy of the email list, or a rogue email service provider sold it, it's impossible to tell, but whichever it was, shame on CDR Outlet for not protecting my email better.

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