There were a number of users whose email addresses were exposed accidentally by ChatGPT’s website recently. While OpenAI asserted that the cause was a bug in the Redis client open-source library.
The ChatGPT service was exposed as a result of an error in the Redis client open-source library that caused the chat queries and email addresses of other users to be exposed to other users of the platform.
An estimated 1.2% of ChatGPT Plus subscribers had their personal details exposed, which included their chat queries and email addresses. As a result, ChatGPT Plus subscriptions have been suspended, and OpenAI has removed the sidebar for chat histories.