back to article Ride-share upstart 'Fasten' revealed as Hive of insecurity

Boston-based ride-hailing hopeful Fasten has coughed to a million-customer data breach that happened because someone left a database lying around unsecured. The breach was turned up by cloud-crowd Kromtech, whose Bob Diachenko wrote late last week that the company had a misconfigured Apache Hive database exposed on the …

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Old Production Data

So data on real customers and drivers then.

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'Move Fast and Break Things' Motto

In the rush to IPO screw the customers * just because * (drivers+users). There's no real consequence . Even GDPR will require test cases and lawsuits.

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TAXI !!!!

See title

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Re: TAXI !!!!

No, more like taxidermist and your stuffed!

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Re: TAXI !!!!

His stuffed what?

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We've seen this enough times to know...

Give it a week and thouse "last 4 digits" of the stored card details will be expanded to all 16 for "a small number of users", then shortly after expanded again to "all users".

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Publicity

If I was starting a service and needed the publicity, these days I'd set up a database with fake names and credit card numbers and leave it open to be discovered ... then just issue the usual disclaimer and equifax-like apologies (we fired the teddy-bear that ran IT) and it would be business as usual.

It's how the world works these days - there are no consequences any more.

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Re: Publicity

Why not start an illegal call centre? The fines are so low it's a fantastic business opportunity. If OFCOM does get a spine and issue a decent fine you can just fold the company and reopen under a different name.

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