Data from car manufacturers were freely accessible

Jul

21

2018

through unprotected backup
A security researcher has found unsecured data from a number of vehicle manufacturers and level one employees on a Level One Robotics and Controls backup server. The leak has now been closed.

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The researcher, Chis Vickery, shared his findings with The New York Times . He says that the server was not protected with a password or other form of authentication. Anyone who managed to find the server could download the data.

According to Vickery, the data consisted of 157GB of data, including blueprints from a large number of car manufacturers, such as Fiat Chrysler, Ford, General Motors, Tesla, Toyota and Volkswagen. In addition, there was personal information from Level One employees, such as their driving licenses. There were even ndas on the back-up, which indicated that the information on the back-up was sensitive.

It is not clear whether anyone with malicious intent has access to the information. Vickery informed Level One of the leak last week and the company took the data offline within a day.

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