Seeing more spam? Blame Marriott!

Seeing more spam? Blame Marriott!

Seeing more spam in your inbox? You are not alone. A massive hack that has been ongoing since 2014 at Marriott has leaked every single bit of information about 500 million guests. Names, addresses, passport numbers, driver’s license, social security numbers, credit cards, EVERYTHING.

We’ve tweaked our blocking of spam to help fight this battle, but modern spam is different. Gone are the days of just sending out spam and seeing what sticks. Modern spam uses hacked email accounts so that the spam being sent is NOT BLOCKED by email servers and spam filters because the person who was hacked is a normal email user and thus the spam email is sent normally as that person.

As usual, practice safe computing – Don’t open emails from anyone you don’t know and don’t trust links/attachments in emails unless you explicitly are expecting something.

To read more about the leak, here is a news article about it: https://www.newsweek.com/marriott-hack-massive-data-leak-hits-500-million-customers-hotel-breached-1238449