This is *NOT* an assumption. I got PROOF.
Aweber servers must have been HACKED.
I'm getting lots of SPAM emails with subjects like
"Pharmacy Best OFfer!!!" and "Best Love love Pill!!!" etc. etc.
The content of those emails is an image (with a link).
But since in my email system the image display is switched off by default I can't view those images (and don't want to switch them on) but it's pretty obvious what kind of emails that must be.
And they come in in batches. All with identical subjects and very similar or identical links.
First I thought it was just one marketer whose server got hacked.
But then I checked the other emails and because of the unique anti-spam system that I have I can tell exactly what's going on.
In other words, I can prove: It's not just some marketer.
The issue is:
I'm getting those spam emails to *ALL* email addresses that I used when opting in to various marketers who use Aweber.
And ONLY those of my emails are affected that I used to opt in to marketers who use Aweber.
So, dear Aweber, thank you soo much for exposing all my emails addresses to spammers!
Honestly, personally I don't use Aweber's system as a customer.
But if I were I'd sue the hell out of them.
You can't tell me that this sort of this "could happen to everyone" or something like that.
It is their first and foremost responsibility to ENSURE that this kind of thing cannot happen.
And if they let it happen like in this case then they are fully responsible for that.