Want an NSA.org email address? Yours for $139. Miley Cyrus fans need not apply

Graham Cluley
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The other NSAIf you want to sound like a spy, and have over $100 burning a hole in your pocket, this might interest you.

You can now buy your very own @nsa.org email address. Current price? $139.

Chris Fisher (aka “cf21”) is the guy selling the email addresses. He purchased the nsa.org domain way back in 1995, and hadn’t really found anything fruitful to do with it – until now.

The cavalcade of headlines related to the NSA spying on internet users following the revelations of whistleblower Edward Snowden have changed all that.

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Of course, the *real* NSA hangs out at nsa.gov not nsa.org. But you might still be able to play a practical joke on your friends, or you might be the sort of chap who gets a kick out of “sticking it to the man” by having an nsa.org email address.

At least Fisher is being honest about why people might want an @nsa.org email address:

“Who are you? Why should I give you money?”
cf21. Because you are vain.

I think Fisher is being a little naive to think that only the vain would want an NSA.org email address. I can easily imagine how scammers and internet fraudsters might find it attractive to own a domain like that, and use it as a base to con the unwary.

Furthermore, who is to say that the National Smokers Alliance, the Nikkei Student Association, and the Nantucket Shellfish Association wouldn’t also be interested?

Still, $139 is pretty expensive for a webmail address with only 2GB of storage, questionable security and a reluctance to carry your collection of Miley Cyrus multimedia files.

^This account comes with ONLY 2GB of storage. Store your Miley Cyrus somewhere else.

My guess is that not a lot of people will be happy to pay $139 for this joke email address – Miley Cyrus or no Miley Cyrus.

Graham Cluley is an award-winning keynote speaker who has given presentations around the world about cybersecurity, hackers, and online privacy. A veteran of the computer security industry since the early 1990s, he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows, makes regular media appearances, and is the co-host of the popular "Smashing Security" podcast. Follow him on Twitter, Mastodon, Threads, Bluesky, or drop him an email.

One comment on “Want an NSA.org email address? Yours for $139. Miley Cyrus fans need not apply”

  1. Surely the best spies have no traceable email address at all? ;)

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