The Spam Diaries

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

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Name and Shame: sells me out

I'm getting spam (we have embarrassing video of you) to a tagged address I gave to

So either Avcanada sold my email address to spammers, or their security is substandard.

Name and Shame: Myspace leaks my login info and password

I just got one of those "we have a video of you masturbating so send us money" spams. This one was a little different in that it included my myspace account name and my password in the clear.

So either Myspace sold my contact info to scammers, or their security is substandard. The very fact that they stored my password in the clear is troublesome.