Assessing the Onliner Spambot Dump
It has been reported that a massive, 711 million email address “database” has been dumped on the Web:
On further analysis it is a bit of a beat up. Whilst it’s true that there are millions of real email addresses in there, there’s no way of determining if an address has been dumped with a password as well.
Therefore, whilst it’s good news for the Spammers to obtain valid email addresses, if you are already using a decent Email service your spam filters just be a little bit busier not you!
You can check if your email address is in the database here:
If your email address shows up (and realistically it probably will!) I would advise to reset your email password as a precaution anyway.
The key here is strong AND different passwords between all systems hence why we use and recommend LastPass:
As always, if you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact us.