Ru: Megafon screws up and users’ SMS messages get indexed by a search engine

Eugene Kapersky writes:

One of the biggest Russian mobile operators Megafon with 57+ million user base leaked the users’ SMS history. Thousands of messages are now available online that caused a major nation-wide scandal. There is another company that may have been involved in the issue – Yandex, the biggest national search engine that could have indexed either some classified storage or SMS messages being sent from user’s computers. Update: Yandex has already removed the link to the leaked SMS history from their search queries.

Read more on Note Bene.  The update to the blog entry says it all:

Yandex officials said Megafon admins deleted robotx.txt exposing the web page with online SMS service to web crawlers. Amazing…

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