Employment website Glassdoor has apologized for sending out an email that exposed hundreds of people who are using its site to find a job. The company mistakenly cced the users on a mass email instead of sending the message as a bcc. The email explained updates to the company's terms and conditions.
Yahoo must explain how it accessed the private email user data of a drug dealer, whose private communications became part of an official investigation. Yahoo now has to reveal how it was able to provide these emails to the police during the investigation, as part of an appeals process on behalf of the dealer who is currently behind bars. The deleted emails were recovered despite Yahoo's policy not to access such data.
Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz has resigned from her post over an email scandal. Her resignation comes just before the Democratic National Convention kicks off. The emails revealed that Wasserman Schultz favored Hillary Clinton over Bernie Sanders during the primary.
Donna Brazile, the interim chair of the Democratic National Committee, has apologized for the organization's email leak. "With a humble heart, I want to say something as your vice chair. I sincerely apologize, my friends, for those of you who took offense and were offended, for those of you who feel betrayed and were betrayed by the ridiculous and insensitive and inappropriate emails released from the Democratic Party," she said during a black caucus meeting at the Democratic National Convention.
The Democratic National Committee (DNC)'s email system has been hacked and the FBI is investigating the intrusion. "A compromise of this nature is something we take very seriously, and the FBI will continue to investigate and hold accountable those who pose a threat in cyberspace," the agency said in a statement. More than 19,000 emails from the party officials were leaked on Friday.
JetBlue is having fun with new customers. The company is sending out emails to people booking for the first time as though they were going on a first date. "First dates can be a little awkward," says the email. "But that seems impossible with someone like you. Just to be safe, let's start with the basics." The email goes on to share the airline's favorite color and song.
Hillary Clinton's campaign has introduced a new website called Trump Yourself that takes Facebook profile photos that allows you to turn your photo into a Trump hater. Users can login to hillaryclinton.com/trumpyourself and select a Trump insult to overlay on their Facebook page such as "Hater and Loser!" or "Major loser with zero credibility." The campaign is using the playful game to collect email addresses.
Andrew Helton has been sentenced to six months in federal prison for hacking into the Apple and Google accounts of private citizens including some celebrities. The 29 year-old Helton admitted that he ran a phishing scheme in order to steal the usernames and passwords of 363 email accounts. He used this data to break into accounts and steal personal photos.
Large companies in the UK are more likely to use email marketing automation than smaller firms, according to a new report from eMarketer. The report, which was done in conjunction with Mailjet, includes insights from senior marketers during the month of April 2016. Companies with at least 250 employees were about 69 percent more likely than companies with less than 100 employees to automate email marketing campaigns.
WikiLeaks claims to have won its "24h cyberwar" against the Turkish government. The site had published almost 300,000 emails sent by the president and his party, shortly after the country suffered a failed coup. After the publication, the site said it was blocked in Turkey. The site is now accessible in the country.