Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Not a good look for Metgasco Limited

From aabbaadd66, aandhumphries, aaron, aarong, abhijeet, abraham, acashman through to piers, pochu, pradeep, pranay, pscutti, pudney - and every letter of the alphabet in between – Metgasco Limited released email addresses out into cyberspace on Wednesday 9 April 2014 at 9.29am

I suspect that subscribers to Megasco’s newsletter with email addresses beginning with Q through to Z are also in the same boat.

Metgasco realised its mistake and tried to recall this email 29 minutes later:

[redacted] would like to recall the message, "Confirmation of Release - MEL - Rosella drilling update".=

However, that merely resulted in subscribers’ email addresses being sent out a second time.

It is my understanding that Metgasco's indiscretion saw subscribers on its list receiving emails from unexpected quarters within twenty-four hours.

Metgasco CEO Peter Henderson sent out this email apology on Friday 11 April at 4.20pm :

Ladies and Gentlemen

Earlier this week our email entitled “Confirmation of Release – MEL – Rosella drilling update” was erroneously sent with the recipients’ email addresses visible.  As a result, we inadvertently shared the email addresses of some of our subscribers with others.  We apologise for the error and any inconvenience this may have caused you.

Metgasco has controls on the release of data in place and will review and increase them to prevent any error of this kind in future.

Again, our apology for any inconvenience caused.


Peter J Henderson | Managing Director and CEO
Direct:  +61 2 9923 9104
Mobile:  +61 416 007 824

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