[RndTbl] Manitoba Hydro email database hacked (or sold)
Hartmut W Sager
hwsager at marityme.net
Sun Apr 26 12:44:03 CDT 2015
I too have been using vendor-specific "from" addresses on my on domains for
a long time (e.g., hws-sobeys at marityme.net), albeit for a different reason
- to easily get rid of "subscriptions" if a vendor doesn't want to honour
an unsubscribe request (all I do then is delete the vendor-specific "from"
Hartmut W Sager - Tel +1-204-339-8331
On 25 April 2015 at 19:40, Bradford C. Vokey <brad at fsi.ca> wrote:
> Trevor Cordes (and myself) use vendor specific email addresses when we
> sign up for services (it's easy when you control your own domain).
> Manitoba Hydro sends me email to 'manitobahydro at yourowndomain.com'
> Shaw send me email to 'shaw at yourowndomain.com'
> For several months now, both Trevor and myself have noticed spammers using
> our Manitoba Hydro vendor specific email addresses.
> So how (and when) did Manitoba Hydro get their email accounts list hacked?
> If so, what else got hacked? Our per-authorized Debit information?!?
> If not, then did they actually sell their email accounts lists to spam
> I can see spammers sending generic *names* to various domains (ie.
> trevor at yourowndomain.com or brad at yourowndomain.com) but I can not see
> spammers sending 'manitobahydro' to various domains without some
> per-initializing from somewhere.
> Just my rant for the week/day/hour...
> ...P.S. If anyone wants to meet some desperate Russian chick feel free to
> believe in the spam...
> Bradford C. Vokey
> Manitoba Unix User Group
> -------- Forwarded Message -------- Subject: Allow me to introduce ...
> to you. Date: Sat, 25 Apr 2015 19:14:40 +0300 From:
> mstanton at packeteer.com To: manitobahydro at fsi.ca
> Greetings! How's it going? I found out your email in the agency of
> acquaintances. They also told me you are not married and you wish to meet
> a sweetheart. I decided to try to email you and get to know you better. I
> will tell you some information about myself. I am 28 years old. No kids.
> I would like to meet a sane and responsible person. I do not need to play
> any online games, I would like to have serious relationship only. If you
> are interested to know more about my life, please tell me and I will be
> happy to tell you more info about myself and I will also send you photos!
> My private email: lina-fo at rambler.ru
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