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General Motors Company, commonly referred to as General Motors (GM), is an American multinational corporation headquartered in Detroit that designs, manufactures, markets, and distributes vehicles and vehicle parts, and sells financial services. With global headquarters in Detroit's Renaissance Center, GM manufactures cars and trucks in 35 countries. The company was founded by William C. Durant on September 16, 1908 as a holding company.
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Short Circuit: How a Robotics Vendor Exposed Confidential Data for Major Manufacturing Companies
The UpGuard Cyber Risk team can now disclose that sensitive documents for over a hundred manufacturing companies were exposed on a publicly accessible server belonging to Level One Robotics, “an engineering service provider specialized in automation process and assembly for OEMs [original equipment manufacturers], Tier 1 automotive suppliers as well as our end users.” Among the companies with data exposed in the incident are divisions of VW, Chrysler, Ford, Toyota, GM, Tesla and ThyssenKrupp.
‘Big Red Flag’: Automakers’ Trade Secrets Exposed in Data Leak
Automakers like Tesla, Toyota and Volkswagen go to great lengths to keep their technical information confidential. Details about assembly line machinery and proprietary robotics are among the industry’s most closely guarded trade secrets.
Robo-drop: Factory bot biz 'leaks' automakers' secrets onto the web
Yet another organization has allegedly been caught accidentally exposing more than 100GB of sensitive corporate data to the open internet.
Data breach exposes trade secrets of carmakers GM, Ford, Tesla, Toyota
Security researcher UpGuard Cyber Risk disclosed Friday that sensitive documents from more than 100 manufacturing companies, including GM, Fiat Chrysler, Ford, Tesla, Toyota, ThyssenKrupp, and VW were exposed on a publicly accessible server belonging to Level One Robotics.
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Zappos.com is an online shoe and clothing retailer based in Las Vegas, Nevada. The company was founded in 1999 by Nick Swinmurn and launched under the domain name Shoesite.com. In July 2009, Amazon acquired Zappos in an all-stock deal worth around $1.2 billion at the time.
Microsoft Corporation (, abbreviated as MS) is an American multinational technology company with headquarters in Redmond, Washington. It develops, manufactures, licenses, supports and sells computer software, consumer electronics, personal computers, and related services. Its best known software products are the Microsoft Windows line of operating systems, the Microsoft Office suite, and the Internet Explorer and Edge web browsers.
Salesforce.com, Inc. (styled in its logo as sales∆íorce; abbreviated usually as SF or SFDC) is an American cloud computing company headquartered in San Francisco, California. Though its revenue comes from a customer relationship management (CRM) product, Salesforce also sells commercial applications of social networking through acquisition and internal development.
Nvidia Corporation ( en-VID-ee-…ô; more commonly referred to as Nvidia, stylized as NVIDIA, or, due to their logo, nVIDIA) is an American technology company incorporated in Delaware and based in Santa Clara, California. It designs graphics processing units (GPUs) for the gaming and professional markets, as well as system on a chip units (SoCs) for the mobile computing and automotive market.
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