Data Theft Notifications - How Soon is Too Soon?
I create addresses specifically to receive mail from retailers I order from. For example: firstname.lastname@example.org.
I NEVER type these addresses anywhere, and they are not something a wide net spam sender would guess...
Over the last few years i have had about 4 situations where those very account specific addresses began receiving a LOT of spam.
The sites included Dell, and PCMall. The PCMall ones very primarily sexual in nature...
I have thought of every possible way they could have gotten that address, and a security breach seems like the only feasible way. I have never typed those addresses anywhere else (no forums, no re-use on other sites, etc...), have never had a virus or spyware on my machine (OSX, thank you very much), so there is really one source for those addresses, the companies internal database.
anyone else experience this before?