Dell Email Database Breached

This evening it was reported that Australian customers of global computer manufacturer Dell, may have been part of a security breach in which their name and email address have been exposed to hackers.

I received the following email warning from Dell:

Are you affected? If you’ve ever done business with Dell which included the supply of your email address to them, you probably have been. What can you do?

Not much.

In all likelihood the email addresses have found their way into the hands of spammers and criminal elements looking to perpetrate online scams – so be on the lookout for increased levels of spams looking to get you to click on things. Don’t open emails from people you don’t know, or from organisations you don’t deal with.

If you get something suspicious, report it at ACMA’s spam reporting site, and try and help solve the problem.