Saturday, July 20, 2024
EHA

Toyota Data Breach – Over 2 Million Customers Data Exposed

A part of the data that Toyota Motor Corporation entrusted to Toyota Connected Corporation to handle was found to have been made public as a result of misconfiguration of the cloud environment.

Between November 6, 2013, and April 17, 2023, the breach made 2,150,000 users’ car-location data available for ten years.

“It turned out that some of the data managed by Toyota Connected Co., Ltd. (hereafter referred to as our company) were open to the public due to misconfiguration of the cloud environment,” reads the security notice published in the company.

The company claimed to have taken steps to limit access from the outside and is still looking into this matter, including all cloud environments that TC manages.

Information Made Public By The Breach

Customers who used the company’s T-Connect G-Link, G-Link Lite, or G-BOOK services between January 2, 2012, and April 17, 2023, had their information made public due to this issue.

T-Connect is Toyota’s in-car smart service that provides voice assistance, customer service support, vehicle status and management, and on-road emergency assistance.

Further, the misconfigured database revealed the following data:

  • The in-vehicle GPS navigation terminal ID number,
  • The chassis number, and
  • Vehicle location information with time data.

The company claims that the lack of thoroughness and adequate explanation of the data handling regulations was the primary cause of this occurrence.  

The company planned to implement a system to audit cloud settings, carry out a setting survey of the cloud environment, and develop a system to continuously check the setting status and fully educate staff and strive to prevent a recurrence.

While there is no proof of data exploitation, unauthorized individuals may have obtained historical data and even the real-time location of 2.15 million Toyota vehicles.

The Toyota statement, released on the Japanese ‘Toyota Connected’ website, discusses the risk of video recordings captured outside the car being revealed due to this occurrence.

The defined exposure time for these recordings is between November 14, 2016, and April 4, 2023, or just under seven years.

Again, depending on the circumstances, the timing, and the location, the release of these videos would not significantly violate the privacy of the car owners.

“We will individually send an apology and notification to the registered email address for customers whose in-vehicle terminal ID, chassis number, vehicle location information, and time may have been leaked. In addition, we will set up a dedicated call center to answer questions and concerns from customers”, the company said.

Struggling to Apply The Security Patch in Your System? – 
Try All-in-One Patch Manager Plus

Website

Latest articles

Hackers Claiming Dettol Data Breach: 453,646 users Impacted

A significant data breach has been reported by a threat actor known as 'Hana,'...

CrowdStrike Update Triggers Widespread Windows BSOD Crashes

A recent update from cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike has caused significant disruptions for Windows users,...

Operation Spincaster Disrupts Approval Phishing Technique that Drains Victim’s Wallets

Chainalysis has launched Operation Spincaster, an initiative to disrupt approval phishing scams that have...

Octo Tempest Know for Attacking VMWare ESXi Servers Added RansomHub & Qilin to Its Arsenal

Threat actors often attack VMware ESXi servers since they accommodate many virtual machines, which...

TAG-100 Actors Using Open-Source Tools To Attack Gov & Private Orgs

Hackers exploit open-source tools to execute attacks because they are readily available, well-documented, and...

macOS Users Beware Of Weaponized Meeting App From North Korean Hackers

Meeting apps are often targeted and turned into weapons by hackers as they are...

Hackers Exploiting Legitimate RMM Tools With BugSleep Malware

Since October 2023, MuddyWater, which is an Iranian threat group linked to MOIS, has...
Guru baran
Guru baranhttps://gbhackers.com
Gurubaran is a co-founder of Cyber Security News and GBHackers On Security. He has 10+ years of experience as a Security Consultant, Editor, and Analyst in cybersecurity, technology, and communications.

Free Webinar

Low Rate DDoS Attack

9 of 10 sites on the AppTrana network have faced a DDoS attack in the last 30 days.
Some DDoS attacks could readily be blocked by rate-limiting, IP reputation checks and other basic mitigation methods.
More than 50% of the DDoS attacks are employing botnets to send slow DDoS attacks where millions of IPs are being employed to send one or two requests per minute..
Key takeaways include:

  • The mechanics of a low-DDoS attack
  • Fundamentals of behavioural AI and rate-limiting
  • Surgical mitigation actions to minimize false positives
  • Role of managed services in DDoS monitoring

Related Articles