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

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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