Astroglide Generously Provides The Internet With A List of 250k People Who Use Their Lube

Ever sign up for a free sample of Astroglide? If you used your real name and address it is probably on a list that Astroglide accidentally made available to the internet. The list, which features full names and addresses, but no financial information, included “clearly fake entries for President George W. Bush and former Republican Senator Rick Santorum,” according to the Wired Threat Level blog. Also included was the very real entry belonging to a vice-chancellor of a “prestigious” American university, who (when Wired called him at home) wasn’t too upset:

“Obviously I would be disappointed [by the company breaking its privacy policy], but I’m not worried about that information getting out. I think I just gave them my name, address and phone number. I can see how other people would be concerned about it, though.”

Uh, yeah. According to the Department of Homeland Stupidity blog, the data breach also includes “a spreadsheet containing 4,529 records of people who ordered the company’s Silken Secret vaginal moisturizer product.” The file contains names, ages, email and home addresses, and “why they wanted to try the product”, including options like “Intimate Activity” and “Vaginal Dryness.” Nice.—MEGHANN MARCO

Astroglide data breach exposes customer information [Department of Homeland Stupidity] (Thanks, Michael!)
Sex Lube Maker’s 250K Customer List Slides Onto Net — Updated [Wired Blog]