Last fall’s Patreon hack made it easy for anyone with basic technical skills to spam Patreon members. I received this “marketing pitch:” $99 for promotion of my profile in what seemed like a Patreon promotional opportunity:

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The funny thing is that with all of the emails from Patreon subscribers and donors now public, this “hacker” might even be actually offering to spam 4 million hacked emails for your $99.

The website link goes right to PayPal:

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Patreon’s been pretty weak on public communication to their members about the hack and steps they can take to protect themselves.

Posted by Jeff Reifman

Jeff is a technology consultant based in the Pacific Northwest. Check out Portland Wild, a visual map-driven guide to Portland's public art, its Heritage Trees and its Little Free Libraries.

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