Trapster got hacked, but at least they came through
If you have an account with Trapster, you should go there and change your password now. Leaks of sensitive information happen all the time, but it’s not so common for companies to communicate about it, even when it’s required by law (UK, EU, etc.).
So many little and not so small companies just don’t care about data leaks when they should. Sometimes, they don’t even realize until a customer lets them know.
And, as a consumer, how can you know? Well, unless you use this trick or that one, it’s not that easy to be able to tell what the source of the leak is. And even if you tag your connections, you never know whether some shady website owner sold your data or whether a server got hacked or simply if the person doing the mailings got his Outlook account scanned by a bot…