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July 24, 2014, 08:13:43 AM
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I wonder if people actually fall for this kind of e-mails since it makes no sense "at least ask them to contact you through btctalk from theymos" lol . Anyway I wonder where did they get there bitcoin-related e-mail list though.
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July 24, 2014, 10:56:14 PM
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I only use this email addy on this site and I have been getting heaps of virus, spam, phishing emails.
The site has been hacked a few times but Theymos swears the hacker could not of gotten the email list, even though they had access to the backend for like 6 months........... Interesting ay.

How come they got your e-mail?

The email addresses must of got leaked if this is the only place you use the email and are getting Bitcoin spam and virus emails.
It is also possible that someone has tried to register with your email address and got an error message saying that your email address is already associated with an account. The attacker would then know that you have an account on bitcointalk.org and that your email is associated with that attack.
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July 25, 2014, 05:48:15 AM
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I've just received an email trying to sell ads on BitcoinTalk. It can from the address BitcoinTalk.ads@gmail.com.
I know this is a phishing scam since the same thing happened to me with Coindesk a few weeks ago and this email uses the same methods.



I've marked the email as phishing and if you received this email you should do so to.

Update - I've just written a blog post about the whole story.
Good luck.

Yep. I've got one today. I wonder if the link contained a trojan also. Looks suspicious.


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August 13, 2014, 10:50:32 PM
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I got one of these emails today...

I played along, but after they saw which business I wanted the add for, they told me they weren't interested in selling me an add
Bwhahahahahaha
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