04 Jul 13 GB Worth of Data Breached, AA Shop Investigates
Last April, a massive 13 gigabytes of data was made available for a few days by the motoring company AA Shop.
The UK-based motoring shop declared that no sensitive information was included in the cache that was publicly viewable. However, Troy Hunt of “Have I Been Pwnd”, a website focused on data leaks, insisted that personal details such as names, emails, and partial card numbers were included in the cache. Similarly, Scott Helme, a researcher for the website Motherboard found the same results as Hunt.
Edmund King, AA’s president shared that they found the problem on April 22. They immediately informed the firm managing the shop on AAs behalf and the issue was fixed by April 25. The AA sent an email prompting some members to change their passwords.