AWeber Gets Hacked, Email Adresses Get Stolen

We use and love AWeber’s popular email marketing service and hate to see them fall victim to hackers. One of their systems got hacked and email list subscribers’ email addresses were stolen. Luckily, they did not gain access to any personal or billing information.

One good note: AWeber’s email service will remain white-listed (means they are not flagged as spammers) because the hackers sent the spam email using their own systems and not AWeber’s.

Also – they’ve fixed the glitch…

What happened?

We use a variety of pieces of software to run different parts of our service and provide support to customers. Some of these are tools we have developed ourselves; others are third-party ones that we license from other companies.

By exploiting and combining vulnerabilities in two separate third-party software systems, the perpetrators managed to gain access to a part of our system where subscriber email addresses are stored.

We have received reports of some of those email addresses receiving spam messages. While the volume of these reports is low, we are treating this incident with the utmost seriousness and addressing it fully.

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