Metro e-Alert users spammed
11:55 A.M. UPDATE: According to Metro spokeswoman Lisa Farbstein, the transit agency "sent an e-Alert to all subscribers. We do not know which specific subscribers received the spam. Nor do we know if all received the e-Alert letting them know about it."
Original post: Some subscribers to Metro's e-Alert notification system have received spam e-mails instead of service reports from Metro since Sunday, but Metro said on Monday it has resolved the problem.
"A number of e-Alert subscribers had received multiple messages that at first appeared to be Metro e-Alerts. However, they were spam e-mails," said Metro spokeswoman Lisa Farbstein in an e-mail.
Metro sent an alert to recipients warning them not to open the links, and then changed logon credentials with the vendor that manages the e-Alert subsciptions in order to stop the spamming, Farbstein said.
-- Ann Scott Tyson
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