[LINK] Digital disaster as online security firm loses personal data in the mail

Richard Chirgwin rchirgwin at ozemail.com.au
Tue Jul 10 16:36:53 AEST 2012


All yours, plus utterly unbelievably rank stupidity.

Stay Smart Online advises people not to click the links in e-mails - and 
then, in the purest expression of shot-our-brains-out dill-ness, they 
fill the e-mail with obfuscated links. Honestly, a better case of 
brain-rot would be hard to find.

Someone needs to be brought out the front of the classroom for a 
bum-kicking competition ...


On 10/07/12 3:17 PM, Jan Whitaker wrote:
> At 02:58 PM 10/07/2012, David Boxall wrote:
>> Why was it detected as SPAM? The fact that all the links point to
>> send. ladoo. com. au/ might have something to do with it.
> Now that is interesting. Is that a 3rd party mailing service?
> I have been watching this happen with a few government agencies who
> outsource their distribution procedures.
> I looked them up. They appear to be a content management service.
> The reason I raise it with departments is because they are handing
> over mailing lists to a 3rd party without consent, not to mention the
> tracking processes embedded in their emails. I have not succeeded in
> getting them to acknowledge that this is a potential breach of the
> privacy act. The best I could do with one organisation is unsubscribe
> and insist that they contact the 3rd party to remove my email address
> from their database. Of course I have no way of knowing if the latter
> part occured. And to date I haven't seen any advisory on any mailouts
> from other government departments to indicate to the receivers that
> the mail is coming from a 3rd party.
> Thoughts?
> Jan
> Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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