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Old 08-02-14, 10:41 AM   #1
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Forums Database Leaked to Spammers?

Hello,
When I registered on this site, I used a randomly generated unique alphanumeric e-mail address (i.e. 4h6n4drg3j@domain.com). This address is ONLY used for BikeForums.

Today I received spam for "Nolo Business Formation Round-up" at said address. Was my e-mail address deliberately shared with these people? Or could they have gotten it from some kind of hackers or something?

I have hundreds of these random addresses, and I only got this spam at the one use for BikeForums.

For me this will be easy to rectify since I can easily change the address. But if other people registered with their main e-mail address, it will be harder to get away from.

I am changing my e-mail and password used on this site.
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Old 08-02-14, 10:56 AM   #2
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I got some NOLO spam as well.
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Old 08-02-14, 12:34 PM   #3
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Hello,
When I registered on this site, I used a randomly generated unique alphanumeric e-mail address (i.e. 4h6n4drg3j@domain.com). This address is ONLY used for BikeForums.

Today I received spam for "Nolo Business Formation Round-up" at said address. Was my e-mail address deliberately shared with these people? Or could they have gotten it from some kind of hackers or something?

I have hundreds of these random addresses, and I only got this spam at the one use for BikeForums.

For me this will be easy to rectify since I can easily change the address. But if other people registered with their main e-mail address, it will be harder to get away from.

I am changing my e-mail and password used on this site.
I used an email address I use only for this site. I got the same spam.
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Old 08-06-14, 12:10 PM   #4
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Some members have inquired about an email they received from Nolo.com over the weekend and we wanted to let you know that this email was sent inadvertently. This was an isolated incident and our member list wasn't sold and is secure.
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Old 08-06-14, 01:43 PM   #5
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Some members have inquired about an email they received from Nolo.com over the weekend and we wanted to let you know that this email was sent inadvertently. This was an isolated incident and our member list wasn't sold and is secure.
Like BikeForums, Nolo.com is a property of Internet Brands.
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Old 08-06-14, 03:52 PM   #6
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Thanks for the update.
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