Toyota admits two million connected cars were open to external access for ten years

Carmaker Toyota has admitted that data of more than two million users of its internet-connected car services in Japan had been left accessible for nearly a decade.

The website NHK World reports the Japanese company says the data included vehicle location and car identification numbers of users of T-Connect and other connected car services.

It blames erroneous cloud storage settings for the problem, adding that about 2.15 million users who signed up from January 2012 to April this year were affected. Their data were accessible from November 2013.

Toyota says no data leak or damage has been confirmed, adding that the type of information involved would not be enough to identify individuals even if leaked.

(Picture – Yay Images)


Related Stories


All the latest highways news direct to your inbox every week day

Subscribe now