Vehicle locating service provider exposed over 500k customer's personal information due to misconfigured cloud server


In September 2017, the company that gives auto dealerships and lot owners the ability to locate and recover vehicles, allowed more than half a million customer records to be leaked online via an unsecured Amazon S3 bucket.

It is unknown how long the information was publicly available and the data was quite sensitive in nature including email addresses, passwords, license plate numbers, VINs and the ability to see every location a vehicle had been in the previous 6 months.

The company responded quickly after discovery, impressively securing the bucket within three hours.

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