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Email Spamming - has FPA been hacked?

Discussion in 'Scam Alerts' started by CanAm, May 21, 2012.

  1. CanAm

    CanAm Private, 1st Class

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    Hi Moderators.

    What has happened in the last few weeks?

    All of a sudden I am getting the usual "buy my system" spam-mails from hotmail, gmail and other providers I don't know using the 'identifier' that can only track back to FPA.

    Who has left recently and taken the db with them - or has someone else leaked the db out?

    Cheers
    Seth
     
  2. Pharaoh

    Pharaoh Colonel

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    I have a couple of addresses in the database and don't have any unusual emails to any of them.

    There was an incident several years ago where the mail service the FPA uses was cracked and many mailing lists were compromised. That was one reason why the FPA changed services to something called madmimi. it looks like you've been a member since 2009. It's possible someone is still selling the old list.
     
  3. ewan_savage

    ewan_savage Private, 1st Class

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    All clear on my end.
     
  4. CanAm

    CanAm Private, 1st Class

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    Thanks Pharaoh
    That could be it I guess.
    Just seemed to happen all of a sudden in the last couple of weeks.
    Reporting them all as spammers :)
     
  5. Pharaoh

    Pharaoh Colonel

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    Reporting them is the best way to go. Anything to help slow down scum like that is useful.
     
  6. ammar19

    ammar19 Private, 1st Class

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    just report it as a spam and you wont hear of it )
     

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