Reply to post: Re: Never really understood

Plusnet could face DATA BREACH probe over SPAM HELL gripes

Ben Tasker Silver badge

Re: Never really understood

As I understand it, that's not what's been breached/leaked here.

The addresses receiving spam are the addresses that were provided to Plusnet for their billing database (i.e. where they send 'new bill available' emails and the like). Some of those might be ISP provided mailboxes, but most (of the complainers) are not.

But yeah, agree with your point regarding ISP mailboxes

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