Understanding Email Subscription Attacks (2024)

Email bombing is when someone targets a specific email address or inbox with a huge number of emails in a short time. This can mess up the recipient’s email service, making it hard for them to see their real emails. Usually, email bombing is done using automated programs or tools, and it can cause big problems for both individuals and organizations.

Another type of attack is called email subscription attacks, also known as subscription bombing or email list bombing. In this attack, someone signs up a victim’s email address for lots of mailing lists and newsletters without their permission. The goal is to fill the victim’s inbox with unwanted emails, similar to email bombing but done in a different way. Email subscription attacks can be even worse because they keep sending unwanted emails over time, causing ongoing annoyance and possible privacy issues.

How Email Subscription Attacks Work:

  1. Targeted Sign-Ups: The attacker employs the victim’s email address to sign them up for numerous newsletters, mailing lists, and subscriptions, sometimes using fake or temporary identities.
  2. Inbox Overload: The victim’s email inbox is flooded with a large number of subscription confirmation emails, newsletters, and promotional content.
  3. Overwhelmed Inbox: The excessive influx of unwanted emails can make it difficult for the victim to find and manage their genuine emails, leading to inconvenience and frustration.

The best and most cost-effective tool you can use for this type of attack is FloodCRM. With FloodCRM, you can report the victim to up to 70,000 mailing lists.

You can access FloodCRM through both the regular web and via the Tor network.

Read our Step-By-Step Guide: How To Email Bomb, SMS Bomb, And Make Phone Call Attacks.

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