Coil Leaks Users Email Addresses
The Coil is a micro-payments platform supported by Ripple and is more like Flatter. It rewards content creators for drawing traffic and adds a source of income to them.
This means all those email recipients mentioned in the CC section will get a copy of those emails. But what’s being considered here is the leakage of others’ email addresses, which shouldn’t be disclosed.
As observed by BleepingComputer, there were at least 1,000 email addresses of others mentioned in the CC section. The company was soon to realize this mistake and came up with an apology from its CEO.
In the following email sent to all users, Stefan Thomas, CEO of Coil, apologized for this act without having any CC email addresses.
He termed this as unfortunate and said: “due to a human error related to how we interface with our mailing list provider, several users’ email addresses were populated alongside yours.”
Further, “We’re deeply sorry and hope you can forgive us for this mistake. We’re here to help you with any concerns or issues you may have as a result of this error.”