You’re all just digital slaves, man.
That appears to be the thinking of whoever commandeered TOMS Shoes’ email over the weekend and sent out a message imploring customers to, for the love of god, just close their laptops for a goddamn minute.
“hey you, don’t look at a digital screen all day, theres a world out there that you’re missing out on,” reads a screenshot of the email shared on Twitter. “just felt like some people needed that ^^(:”
The breach of your security occurred more than #seven hours ago, and you finally were made aware of it #one hour ago? Is my banking or #ANY other info also compromised? #TomsHacked #EpicFail @BlakeMycoskie @TOMS @TOMSsupport @AppleSupport @Microsoft @gmail @Apple @fbnewsroom
TOMS confirmed the incident on Sunday, writing that some form of “unauthorized activity” took place via the company’s email and social media.
“We are aware of unauthorized activity through our communications channels including email and social media,” the company wrote. “We are actively looking into the matter. In the meantime, please do not click on any links or reply to it.”
We are aware of unauthorized activity through our communications channels including email and social media. We are actively looking into the matter. In the meantime, please do not click on any links or reply to it.8910:05 PM – Oct 6, 2019Twitter Ads info and privacy43 people are talking about this
And yeah, with an email subject line like “Toms hacked by nice man” we can see how customers might need to be warned off replying to this gentle internet soul.
We reached out to the hacker, who identified themself as “nathan” via the contact information listed in the aforementioned email. We received no response as of publication of this story.
Which, frankly, makes sense. We imagine that whoever “nathan” really is, they’re probably outside — computer free — enjoying a fine fall day.
Can’t say we blame them.