On Monday morning, dozens of people woke up to a nasty surprise: an email from Walmart containing a racial slur. According to a Walmart spokesperson, the “racist emails” were sent from an “external bad actor”. The individual(s) behind the attack created a series of fake Walmart.com shopping accounts using different emails. As the retailer said in a statement to CBS News, these emails did not belong to people who had been previously registered as Walmart subscribers or user account holders.
Everything You Need to Know about Walmart’s Racist Emails
Creating phony Walmart accounts automatically generated a “Welcome to Walmart” email from the address firstname.lastname@example.org. In these emails, the recipient’s name was replaced with the N-word.