Toyota discloses accidental leak of some customers’ personal information


Toyota Motor Corporation warns customers that their personal information may have been accidentally exposed after an access key was publicly available on GitHub for almost five years.

The carmaker discovered recently that a portion of its T-Connect site source code was mistakenly published on GitHub.

T-Connect is an app developed by the company that allows car owners to control the vehicle’s infotainment system and monitor the access of the vehicle.

The code also contained an access key to the data server that stored customer info, such as email addresses and management numbers. The source code was leaked by a development subcontractor.

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