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MailChimp Security Breach. Yes, Again.

MailChimpMailChimp revealed they’ve had a security breach:

“In response to a recent attack targeting Mailchimp’s crypto-related users, we’ve taken proactive measures to temporarily suspend account access for accounts where we detected suspicious activity while we investigate the incident further.”

This was on a web page entitled “Information About a Recent Security Incident Targeting Crypto Companies” which is a pretty dodgy title.  In fact, you have to read a bit into it before realize, somewhat obliquely, that MailChimp is the ones who had the incident.  They were sued in April over a previous incident.

MailChimp is obviously a prime target for phishers.  If you can get the lists for a few crypto businesses and flood them with phishing emails, the completion of the cycle is unbelievably efficient, since you’re snatching crypto and transferring it to your own accounts.

It’s disappointing when vendors don’t fess up, because the right thing to do is promptly and transparently state what happened.

If you’re looking for mail service, might we recommend MailCheap or MXroute?


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