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Subject:Full Tilt Poker Data Leak
Time:02:34 pm
Shortly after Full Tilt Poker launched, I signed up for an account with them. For reasons that aren't relevant to this, I asked them to close my account a few hours later and haven't done business with them since. As I do when dealing with any business, I gave them a unique email address at my domain. That address has only been given to Full Tilt.

This morning I received spam from an affiliate of a company called JBET Poker. I've never heard of them, but my mail filters filed the mail as something other than spam so I investigated further. The spam was sent to an address that I gave only to Full Tilt Poker.

It seems that Full Tilt has had some sort of security breach, sold their database, or has otherwise allowed their data to get into a spammer's hands. As they have had that address for years, I can draw no conclusions about when the leak happened, and I certainly don't know how it happened.


I monitor my domain on a daily basis for dictionary attacks and other nefarious spammer tricks, so I am highly confident this wasn't just a randomly-guessed address.
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wordweaverlynn
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Time:2009-01-10 11:16 pm (UTC)
The phrase "Dictionary attack" makes me happy. I know what it actually refers to, but it makes me think of my late niece, who objected to the Maryland-born fiance's use of "creek" to mean a small saltwater arm of the Chesapeake Bay. One day she ambushed him with half a dozen dictionaries all proving that a creek was a small freshwater stream. She was definitely my relative.
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whipartist
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Time:2009-01-10 11:21 pm (UTC)
Ha!
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yayhappens
Subject:I do get email notes. :)
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Time:2009-01-10 11:29 pm (UTC)
Re-writing:

I do the same thing with my email accounts to see who claims to not sell information and don't hold up to the claim.

Their data leak is unfortunate. I hope to all goodness that the information doesn't continue to get passed on or sold or whatever these companies do. Sifting through and having to delete spam is such a fun-sucker.
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