The New York Times did a little digging and they’ve solved the mysterious case of today’s “spam” emails: They sent them by accident.
On a slow news day, just about anything will get people’s attention. Today, 8.6 million people got an email saying that their subscription to the Times had been cancelled. Something to tweet about! Which people did in abundance. We got a tip that the Times was the victim of a “massive scam.” Somewhere else we saw that the Times was hacked. Actually, someone just pressed the wrong button.
Times reporter Amy Chozick was on the case, sending tweets as she gathered info. Ultimately, it was just an error and the newspaper assures us that “no one’s security has been compromised.” Moreover, you should have received your apology email expressing sincere regrets.