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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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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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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.
Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited, commonly referred to as Deloitte, is a multinational professional services network. Deloitte is one of the "Big Four" accounting organizations and the largest professional services network in the world by revenue and number of professionals.
PayPal Holdings, Inc. is an American company operating a worldwide online payments system that supports online money transfers and serves as an electronic alternative to traditional paper methods like cheques and money orders. The company operates as a payment processor for online vendors, auction sites, and other commercial users, for which it charges a fee in exchange for benefits such as one-click transactions and password memory.
LinkedIn is an American business and employment-oriented service that operates via websites and mobile apps. Founded on December 28, 2002, and launched on May 5, 2003, it is mainly used for professional networking, including employers posting jobs and job seekers posting their CVs.
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