The Spam Diaries

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

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Name and Shame: Bitly sells me out.

 I just got a couple of those "please open this invoice" spams. It was sent to a tagged email address I'd only ever given to Bitly (a URL shortening service).

So either Bitly sold my contact info to scammers, or their security is substandard.


Blogger Al Iverson said...

Bitly had a data breach in 2014. I'm one of millions who get spam from that, though in my case I didn't use a tagged address, so who knows how much of it is sourced from that.

2:39 PM  

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