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First spam to Epsilon leaked address

This morning I received the first two spams to the address of mine that was compromised during the Epsilon compromise back in April. Actually, I received two of them. One was the “standard” Adobe phish email. The other was similar but referenced Limewire instead of Adobe.

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One of the very interesting things about this spam is that it came through an ESP. It looks like the customer of another ESP was compromised and their account used to send the spam.

Looks like the spam to the stolen Epsilon data has started.

3 comments

  1. Derek Harding says

    I’ve received a few now. So far they’ve all been sent to tagged addresses I gave to Chase. Many were sent via other compromised ESPs.

  2. laura says

    Chase seems to be the common thread here.

    Steve was notified of one of his addresses leaking and he’s not seen any spam to it. I suspect it’s a big enough group of addresses that the spammers are mailing them in chunks or importing them / cleaning them slowly.

  3. Pete Austin says

    Re: “One of the very interesting things about this spam is that it came through an ESP.”

    Obvious question, but do you have the full message headers? If no (for example if the email came via Exchange) you really can’t be sure it came from an ESP. Happy to help in the unlikely event that you need it.

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