From an email:

Good morning, StormSmart Users.

Sorry to bug you. I’ll keep this brief because I’m guessing that you’re busy and I’m still working on my first cup of Sunday-morning coffee. If you’re in a rush, just scroll down the the bold part below.

This weekend, many of you received a spammy-email from a bogus StormSmart user. That user used a new spam technique I haven’t seen since I first built StormSmart: sending individual messages to people’s StormSmart accounts (note: the user didn’t get/doesn’t have your email address). Short of better information, I think we were just targeted because we’ve grown: we’re now right around 1,500 users.

I’ve locked down that bogus user account and, as a precautionary measure, temporarily disabled the user-to-user messaging system that it abused to send the messages. I’ll be taking a few other steps this week to do my best to keep this from happening again.

Two important messages from me:

  1. I’m sorry that this happened. Nobody needs more spam.
  2. I don’t see any evidence that anybody’s account was hacked. I don’t see any further security implications or cause for alarm.

Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns: email help@stormsmart.org or my personal email wes@blueurchin.com.

Again, I apologize for the hassle, but you shouldn’t have anything to worry about. Aside from enjoying your Sunday morning.

Thanks,

-Wes

CONTACT US

We're not around right now. But you can send us an email and we'll get back to you, asap.

Sending

Log in with your credentials

or    

Forgot your details?

Create Account