Edison Mail has rolled back a software update that apparently let some users of its iOS app see emails from strangers’ accounts.
Several Edison users contacted The Verge to report seeing the glitch after they applied the update, which was meant to allow users to sync data across devices. Reader Matthew Grzybowski said after the update he had more than 100 unread messages from the UK-based email account of a stranger. He didn’t have to enter any credentials to see the emails, Grzybowski added.
Others on Twitter reported similar issues:
The company said it was a bug, not a security breach, and that the issue appeared limited to users of the iOS app.