The Spam Diaries

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

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Name and Shame -- Dyndns leaks my email

Today, I got hit by a phishing email from a Russian spammer.  The email was sent to a tagged email address I had only given to

Did they sell their mailing lists, or were they stolen?  I don't really care; they had a duty to keep that information away from spammers and they failed.


Anonymous Yvan Sorbas said...

Same here! just sent me an E-Mail pretending to be
My guess is their User DB was hacked.

3:31 PM  
Anonymous Neil said...

Hey there. if you have spamples, please send them to me at spam

10:59 AM  
Blogger Josh Nason said...

Hi all - we were neither hacked or sold addresses. Here's what we've been looking into:

Please send any emails with headers to me at Josh (at) Dyn (dot com). Thanks!

- Josh

12:58 PM  
Blogger Spam Diaries said...

Executive summary: Dyndns says the problem was that their email service was compromised.

1:14 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

nice, thanks for the information. Glyn Willmoth

11:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Same thing just happened to me. Got a tagged e-mail for my grandparents. Looked up what I used it for and it was only DynDNS.

7:30 PM  

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