NEW YORK: An e-mail transmission error caused by PRWeek's third-party vendor company, Adicio, resulted in user names and passwords of some registered users of PRWeekJobs.com to be sent to other users. The problem also caused some of the 2,500 who were affected to get a flood of unwanted e-mails, and for their e-mail addresses to be visible to others in the transmission.
Their accounts were immediately disabled and no known security breach has occurred.
The error did not affect any user names or passwords to the main PRWeek.com Web site.
The error occurred during Adicio's work on a PRWeekJobs.com project. When the problem was discovered, minutes after the e-mail blast began, Adicio immediately took mitigating action, ceasing the transmission and disabling all user names and passwords.
PRWeek first posted an apology letter from Adicio on Tuesday evening. Editor- in-chief Julia Hood followed up with a personal e-mail and apology to all affected parties on Wednesday night.
For more information, please visit prweekus.com/emailissue.