Hi everyone. It’s been brought to my attention that earlier tonight an attempt has been made to send emails out using one of our two primary email addresses that we use for Auto Assembly. From what we can tell from this end, an email has been sent out (or has been in the process of being sent) to everyone who is in our email address book with the email subject “News” and containing nothing but a weblink in it.
While we obviously don’t know the nature of this link, we obviously advise everyone against clicking on this and if you have received one of these emails, please delete it immediately. Unfortunately, as well as this it appears that a large number of emails have been included in the circulation list for each email meaning that many of your email addresses have been seen by other people and for this I can not apologise enough.
I have taken measures to stop the spread of this already so no further emails should be sent out from this end. One thing that I would like to reassure everyone is that our convention booking system is kept completely separate from our email system. While we do receive details of your bookings for the convention via email and naturally send your booking confirmation to you the same way, we store no financial details for any of our attendees in any way shape or form. All of our bookings are handled via PayPal and only they have access to your specific payment details so no matter what happens with our emails, we never see your debit or credit card information.
Once again, I want to apologise for any distress this may have caused to any of you but rest assured that we have taken all steps possible to minimise any risks of further spam attacks and we have tightened security on our email accounts.
Auto Assembly Committee Head