Spamalot Exposes Mailing List – Spamfo

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From Across the Pond, written by Keith Adams over at Spamfo:

In an ironic turn of events the mailing list of the Broadway musical Spamalot was exposed to anyone who viewed their site’s source code.


Although it may have been caught before too many email harvesters scooped up the addresses; between montypythonsspamalot.com and movinoutonbroadway.com 33,000 email addresses were exposed.

Both sites were created by were built by Mark Stevenson, a designer in Croton-on-Hudson, N.Y. Mr. Stevenson said he had hired a programmer, whom he would not identify, to add the list sign-up function to the sites. He said that the amount of resources put into security on the sites had seemed adequate, but “in retrospect, this was not enough, and we need to do more.”

He said that a message would be sent to the list with a warning about…

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