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 …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Old Production Data

    So data on real customers and drivers then.

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    '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.

  3. Winkypop Silver badge

    TAXI !!!!

    See title

    1. Richard Jones 1
      Joke

      Re: TAXI !!!!

      No, more like taxidermist and your stuffed!

      1. Aladdin Sane Silver badge
        Headmaster

        Re: TAXI !!!!

        His stuffed what?

  4. Tigra 07 Silver badge
    Facepalm

    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".

  5. Version 1.0 Silver badge

    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.

    1. Tigra 07 Silver badge

      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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