?We regret that the error was made, but no one?s security has been compromised,? stated New York Times spokeswoman Eileen Murphy. The e-mail that was sent out around 1:15PM said ?Important information regarding your subscription” as the subject line. The company offered a special home delivery rate for subscribers that recently cancelled.
“The email was sent by the NYT,? a spokeswoman said. Should?ve gone to appx 300 people & went to over 8 mil,” wrote Times reporter Amy Chozick at 3:29PM on Twitter.
?It looks as though @nytimes gave Epsilon permission to send emails on its behalf. So this was likely just a mistake,? stated Yuri Victor, the Washington Post user experience director, who traced the e-mail sender to an IP address connected to Epsilon Marketing. ?It was likely meant to go to a specific email group (cancels) and someone checked send to all by accident. Just a guess.?
There you have it folks. If you received that e-mail from The New York Times, most likely it was not intended for you as it was a glitch with the marketing company that the NYT works with.