26M Texts Exposed in Poorly Secured Vovox Database

A poorly secured database exposed at least 26 million text messages, password reset links and codes, two-factor verification codes, temporary passwords, shipping alerts, and other information belonging to customers of companies including Microsoft, Amazon, and Google.

The leaky database, owned by communications firm Vovox, was found on Shodan by Sébastien Kaul, a security researcher based in Berlin. Kaul discovered the database lacked password protection and left names, phone numbers, and text messages easily searchable. Vovox took down the database after it was contacted with an inquiry from TechCrunch.

Read more about how the exposed data put people risk on DarkReading.