I received this following e-mail from the Broadway musical Spamalot. I don't think it's a joke, though it's such a pathetic coincidence it's almost funny.
Dear Spamalot Newsletter Subscriber,I had considered going to see it, but this clinched it for me. Somewhere, the Website Manager is hopping around, just a bloody torso, after having each of his limbs severed one by one. Just a flesh wound, of course.
It has come to our attention, that the database containing your subscription information may have been compromised during an attack on our servers by internet hackers. As a result of this theft, you may receive unsolicited emails to the account you submitted including fraudulent emails that appear to come from financial institutions. Since being informed of the potential problem, we have taken additional security precautions which will prevent this type of attack from succeeding in the future.
We apologize if this has caused you alarm or inconvenience. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.