We have been receiving for the last few days blank emails from Mint.com, which is strange because we only signed up for one of their notifications when we get bank fees. We wondered why some spammer was sending us Mint.com blank emails with no links. Was it Mint.com sending these by mistake, had they been breached, or has a virus somehow effected the site? After this happened more than once we really started wondering and then finally tonight we received an email from Mint.com responding to the strange blank emails.
Mint.com, a company recently bought by Quicken responded with the following statement:
A flood of emails were recently sent from
firstname.lastname@example.org to some Mint users.
It was a misconfiguration with our email provider causing blank emails to go out.
This was not a security breach and no data was
compromised. We are putting measures in place to ensure this never happens again.
We apologize for the inconvenience it may have caused you.
The Mint Team
Everything seems to be fine in our Mint.com account and hopefully nothing is really tampered with by some bad employees. It just goes to show the scare that goes on when we give out data to a website and using apps on an iPhone or a Blackberry and then turn around and either worry or feel safe that they will take care of our information. The bottom line is to be cautious of any data you give sites and the passwords.