Huawei puts private data customers cashback action unprotected online

Nov

11

2013

Huawei Netherlands has customer information, including names, addresses, account numbers and IMEI numbers, put unprotected online in an open dir. The manufacturer has put the site close after a tip from Tweakers.

The site of the cashback action is not just left open, but the bills of customers were also indexed by Google, making them findable for everyone. Among them were many customers who had bought a Huawei Ascend G525. Using iBood

The open dir showed all customers an invoice and a picture of the box containing the IMEI number. It is unclear whether the malicious data stored. Because the data in images and PDF files with random characters as name, is to find some data in the dataset is not easy.

Huawei, the site has been put close. Spokesman Maurice Mature Land says that someone forgot a check. With an external agency “It was very stupid and it was even the data of several devices. From many other devices, such as the Ascend P6, there have been no data online.”

The manufacturer has the leak within hours of the notification, but Tweakers has waited this publication until the entries were also removed. From Google Huawei tweaker MT08 thanks for bringing to the attention of the leak. “Without him, this has been online longer. We promise it will not happen again.”

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