This one has been reported quite a lot over the last 24 hours or so.
Makes me wonder: how do text messages get sent in the UK? Is it a similar mechanism to the US?
Jon Callas, a senior technology fellow with the American Civil Liberties Union, said text messaging technology is “an incredible mess of software,” in which multiple intermediary parties stand between users and carriers. That structure has the potential to create a number of privacy and security issues when a third-party vendor encounters glitches or has its data compromised.