Toyota is a huge auto manufacturing company with headquarters in Toyota City, Japan. The company creates more than 10 million vehicles annually and employs thousands of individuals from around the world. This huge auto manufacturer manages data for millions of drivers, and some of that driver data was exposed in a recent data breach.
This Toyota location data stored with Toyota Connected Corporation was made available publicly on the internet due to a cloud environment misconfiguration. No security measures were put in place to protect the environment, and users could easily access all the data about Toyota driver locations.
This Toyota data breach began on November 6, 2013, and remained active until April 17, 2023. For nearly 10 years, Toyota owners had their locations leaked, disrupting their privacy.
Any Toyota customers that used T-Connect, G-Link, or G-BOOK services had their data made publicly available to the internet during the 10-year period outlined above. Approximately 2.15 million Toyota vehicles were exposed in this breach, giving anyone looking for a substantial amount of location data to work with.
This Toyota data breach impacts a massive number of location-based files, but we don't have the specific file count associated with this leak. We know that millions of Toyota customers were impacted by this data leak.