A database managed by TrueDialog, a US corporate sMS service provider, contains tens of millions of sending text messages from businesses to potential customers that have been leaked online. The database stores text messages sent and received by TrueDialog customers over the years, and because there is no password and the data is not encrypted, anyone can access the database content.
TechCrunch found that by looking at parts of the database, it contained not only text messages but also phone numbers. Some text messages even contain university financial information, corporate promotions with discount codes, and two-factor authentication codes and other security information that can be accessed by hackers. In addition, the database contains a user name and password for TrueDialog customers.
In the Age of the Internet, information leakage is overwhelming. Well-known companies and brands such as Uniqlo, Marriott and Huayu Hotels have experienced information breaches of varying degrees.