Spam email operator's faulty backup leaks 1.37bn addresses

Posted in: Spam at 07/03/2017 09:04

One of the largest spam operations in the world has exposed its entire operation to the public, leaking its database of 1.37bn email addresses thanks to a faulty backup.

As well as email addresses, the holy grail of the spam operation, personal information including real names, IP addresses and physical addresses have also been leaked, though on a smaller scale than the email information that makes up the bulk of the dataset.
https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/mar/06/email-addresses-spam-leak-river-city-media

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