New York Times Mistakenly Spams 8 Million People

The paper meant to send an e-mail to 300 people, but instead sent it to a much larger list.


You Can't Detect What You Can't See: Illuminating the Entire Kill Chain

Ars Technica: Eight million people received e-mails from The New York Times that at first glance appeared to be a phishing scam or spam. The message warned recipients that their subscriptions were about to expire and offered a 50 percent discount for re-subscribing.

At first, the Times denied sending the messages, and speculation swirled that hackers were responsible for the messages. Later, however, the paper admitted that an employee had inadvertently sent out the message to 8 million people when it was meant for 300 recipients.

Tags: spam, phishing, e-Mail

0 Comments (click to add your comment)
Comment and Contribute


(Maximum characters: 1200). You have characters left.



IT Management Daily
Don't miss an article. Subscribe to our newsletter below.

By submitting your information, you agree that datamation.com may send you Datamation offers via email, phone and text message, as well as email offers about other products and services that Datamation believes may be of interest to you. Datamation will process your information in accordance with the Quinstreet Privacy Policy.