Hackers Get the Lingo

Lingo, a New Zealand VOIP service provider, accidentally sends out the email addresses of more than 14,000 customers

Dark Reading Staff, Dark Reading

September 21, 2007

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Have you ever hit the "send" button by mistake? It appears that someone at Lingo, a New Zealand voice over IP service provider, did it yesterday -- and released the billing email addresses of some 14,343 customers.

According to a blog by one of Lingo's customers, the VOIP service provider sent a message with all of the email addresses in the "to:" field. Perhaps the sender meant to use the blind courtesy copy (bcc) feature and missed.

The blogger even offers a copy of the email -- with the addresses thoughtfully obscured.

It's a shame Lingo couldn't have done the same.

— Tim Wilson, Site Editor, Dark Reading

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