Someone named/using “email@example.com” from IP 22.214.171.124 (Brazil) is spamming random emails addresses claiming to be “Adafruit support” – this is a pretty common spam/scam tactic (called Phishing). Usually we get these from “Chase Bank” and “Amazon” – and now we see an Adafruit one, we must be popular! Anyway, be advised and vigilant. Adafruit does not spam, harvest or email customers, ever. We sent a note to the company with SMTP server/user (may be forged headers or zombie computer) they emailed back and they’re looking in to it now.
The Project Honey Pot system has detected behavior from the IP address 126.96.36.199 that is consistent with that of a Mail Server and Dictionary Attacker.
Update: Jon from realise.com says:
Looks like spoofed headers, rather than compromise of our mail servers, as the origin of the email is not one of our systems. As you can probably imagine, there’s not a lot we can do about this. Unfortunate, but hopefully it’s a one off.
Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.