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U.S. Company Backups Online: 1.3 bln email Records Suggests Spamming

     
12:50 pm on Mar 7, 2017 (gmt 0)

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Reports indicate an online backup appears to show a company had 1.3 billion contact records and it had the capability of sending up to 1 billion messages per day, skirting email anti-spam measures.

Oh dear. It's important to do your backlups, but to also secure your backups.

A US company has been accused of being a prolific spammer by security researchers who got access to its internal database. U.S. Company Backups Online: 1.3 bln email Records Suggests Spamming [bbc.co.uk]
In marketing materials found in the data back-up, RCM allegedly said it had the ability to send up to one billion messages per day.

It also detailed many other ways the company is believed to have skirted systems designed to stop spam.