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Information of Millions of Toyota Vehicle Owners Revealed!

The system where Toyota keeps the data of vehicle owners went public. Many vehicle owners’ data has been exposed. Details are here!

Japanese auto giantToyota has confirmed that sensitive data on millions of vehicles has been stored in the open on the Internet for a decade and can be accessed by anyone who knows where to look.

A security announcement posted on the company’s newsroom website stated that information on the location of 2.15 millionToyota owners was found in an unprotected cloud database between November 6, 2013 and April 17, 2023.

In the translation of the statement, “It has been determined that some data that ToyotaMotor Corporation has entrusted to ToyotaConnected Corporation to manage has been made public due to misconfiguration of the cloud environment.” statement is included.


Toyota Made a Statement on the Subject

“We have taken measures to prevent outside access following the emergence of this issue, but we are continuing our investigations, including all cloud environments. We apologize for causing great inconvenience and concern to our customers and interested parties.”

T-Connect G-Link, G-Link Lite and G-BOOK, voice assistance, customer service, vehicle status and management and so on. The data disclosed includes in-vehicle GPS navigation and terminal identification number, chassis number and vehicle location and time data.

Toyota also said that video recordings taken from the outside of the vehicles were also likely to have been exposed in the incident. These records include records recorded over seven years (November 2016 – April 2023).

Gül Demirci

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