As breaches go, this has to be “up there” with the likes of others such as Adobe (but not limited to) 🤒
As a result of a recent massive data breach involving about 976 million records, nearly one million files were exposed in a Honda automotive company database, which contained various details about thousands of vehicles and their owners, as reported by web application security specialists.
The report mentions that it was not necessary to enter a password or any other authentication method to access the compromised database, so it was completely exposed to any user.
Bob Diachenko, renowned web application security researcher and expert, dedicated to the search of compromised information exposed in public Internet, was in charge of reporting the incident, after identifying an unprotected Elasticsearch cluster, which stored 976 million records, all belonging to Honda in North America.
Source - https://www.securitynewspaper.com/2019/12/20/honda-is-hacked-personal-details-of-more-than-976-million-customers-leaked/