Toyota Announces Data Breach Affecting Customer Email Addresses and Source Code


Toyota, a Japanese automaker, has disclosed a security incident involving source code stored on GitHub that may have given third parties access to about 300,000 customer email addresses.

The incident, according to the company, has an effect on users who have subscriptions to the T-Connect website, a service that offers users car management features like find my car, maintenance reminders, concierge services, and vehicle information, as well as a mobile application.

The automaker explains in a data breach notice that a subcontractor uploading Toyota source code to a GitHub repository that was unintentionally set to public access was the primary cause of the data breach.

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