Spam Sleuthing

Filed under: Privacy — lenand @ 8:26 am

Spam is robbery of Internet resources.  A detection tactic used for many years has been the registration on sites with an email name that identifies the company, from AA@… to ZZ@… .  It is very simple to do if you have a domain name and a mail server.

One such Spam mail was received yesterday from a most respectable company.  There are many routes the spammer may have used to obtain the email address, but some are far from savoury.  Yes, it could be a trojan at this end, but it is not in any address book and only exists in some stored gmail messages.  It may be a member of staff who left employment with a very useful list of contacts.  Could it be trojan at the respectable Web site?

Quarkside will report back if a solution is found (or not).

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  1. […] was discussed two years ago and Quarkside reported an incident of a company not maintaining privacy of an email address.  That company would not hit the headlines, however my latest example surely would.  This is the […]

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