Reply to post: Coincidence?

Chaos at TalkTalk: Data was 'secure', not all encrypted, we took site down, were DDoSed

Alfie Noakes
WTF?

Coincidence?

My Dad is with TalkTalk, and several weeks ago they sent him an e-mail offering F-Secure "SuperSafe Boost" for "a tiny £2 a month". He did not take up the offer.

Then, just over a week ago he received an (unsolicited) e-mail directly from safeavenue@f-secure.com (confirmed by the headers and not just the "From:" address) , greeting him by name and offering what looks like a free 8-seat licence for "F-SECURE SAFE!".

So if TalkTalk have passed on his e-mail address and name to a third party, what else have they given away without permission?

mb

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