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Thu Mar 19 04:48:49 PDT 2015

On Thu, 19 Mar 2015 11:00:09 +0000
Roy South <mtasgrandad at> wrote:

> I believe that the address list of get iPlayer has been hacked. 

Why do you believe this? Because you received a spam email? So did I.

This is a public list, sending an email to it will cause that email to
be disseminated to all subscribers. If a spammer sends an email to the
list and that email evades the spam filters, it'll then get sent out to
all subscribers.

This does not constitute hacking, except in the more modern sense that
'someone did something that I don't fully understand to something that
I didn't realise could actually be used in that way in
order to cause an outcome that I wasn't expecting but that was, in fact,
entirely predictable'.

> I have been receiving some 'junk' mail all with attachments over the
> last few days, they are about a court action in the U.S.

Are you exaggerating? I'm not sure if the list archive is completely
comprehensive in its record of email traffic (I suspect it is) but it
shows only on such email sent minutes before your

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