In continuing with yesterday: Wired News has an additional story. Interestingly:
“We are suspending all marketing via email to our customers, and wanted to make sure you knew this was an important and sensitive issue for us,” Martin wrote in an e-mail. “Sending promotions to users is a fairly standard practice for many industries, as an additional source of revenue, but we definitely want to continue to spread a positive and trustworthy image of our company down the road.”
I got 2 more today since I posted last night from this source. Lets see what happens? Will more spammers gain access to the address? Will it go away? Or just maintain it’s current flow rate?
I can also confirm the following:
Earlier this month, Jim Youll, a 39-year-old CTO from Cambridge, Massachusetts, signed up with a virgin e-mail address and within hours started receiving spam.
“This is not an encouraging trend,” he said, “and these are not targeted ads. They are garden-variety junk spams.”
I’ve had the same experience as I mentioned yesterday. It’s random spam.
I’ve got to admit, investigative journalism is addictive 😀 .