[asterisk-users] Phishing attempt

John Todd jtodd at digium.com
Wed Nov 5 11:33:46 CST 2008

On Nov 5, 2008, at 7:26 AM, Roderick A. Anderson wrote:

> FYI/Heads up,
> I /just/ received what looks like a phishing attempt for information
> about Open Source PBX usage.  It says it comes from Digium but all the
> links (including the one for digium.com) point elsewhere.
> Rod

Rod -
   It's a "legitimate" mail from Digium.   We're trying to use the  
tools that others have built instead of building our own systems, so  
this particular company that we've chosen for research collection has  
their own hosts outside of the Digium DNS and server structure.   
Myself, I'm a big fan of Google Docs but they do have some  
shortcomings (like also not being in our DNS or server structure) and  
not everyone uses the same tools here at Digium.   "There's more than  
one way to do it", as goes one of the more famous Asterisk sayings.

   Sorry if that message you received seemed unusual or unexpected  
because of the URL format.  You can opt-out at the bottom of the  
emailings in the future if you wish, though some of the data that  
we're collecting will be tangentally useful in promoting OSS Asterisk  
in various forms.  And to proactively answer the next question that  
may come up from someone:  We've _never_ used the asterisk-* mailing  
list for any direct marketing email input lists.  In other words:  
whatever email address you've used for the asterisk-* lists is  
private, and Digium never uses those for marketing purposes.


John Todd
jtodd at digium.com        +1-256-428-6083
Asterisk Open Source Community Director

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