Personal information of unknown number of customers in Asia, except Japan, was exposed between October 2016 and May 2023.
Last month, Toyota admitted to a data breach of nearly 2.15 million customers. Now, another incident has come to light, in which, data of around 2.6 lakh car owners was exposed to the internet for a decade.
The exposed data set included information such as in-vehicle terminal ID, chassis number, vehicle location information and time.
According to Toyota, the data was “potentially accessible externally due to a misconfiguration” of its cloud servers. It is said that the incident was caused by insufficient dissemination and enforcement of data handling rules. Since the last announcement, Toyota claims to have implemented a system to monitor cloud configurations.
Toyota also confirmed that the personal information of an unknown number of customers in Asia, except Japan, was exposed between October 2016 and May 2023.
The company has issued a public apology for the inconvenience caused to all parties by this data breach.
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