The source code of mobile applications and internal tools of the North American division of Nissan has been leaked to the network. The leak occurred due to the fact that the specialists of the automaker incorrectly configured one of their Git servers.
The first incident was highlighted by Swiss developer and researcher Tillie Kottmann. He wrote on Twitter (the account is now locked) that the Nissan server was not configured correctly, and the default combination was used for the login and password, that is, admin: admin.
Kottmann himself learned about the leak from an anonymous source and analyzed the data belonging to Nissan. According to him, the company’s Git repository contained the source code:
- Nissan North America mobile applications;
- some details of the Nissan ASIST diagnostic tool;
- Dealer Business Systems / Dealer Portal;
- Nissan’s main internal mobile library;
- Nissan / Infiniti NCAR / ICAR services;
- tools for attracting and retaining customers;
- sales and market research tools + data;
- various marketing tools;
- transport logistics portal;
- car connection services;
- various other backends and internal tools.
As a result, the problematic server was turned off last week, after torrent links to company data began to circulate on the network, and the leak was also reported on Telegram channels and on hacker forums.
The publication ZDNet writes that Nissan representatives have already confirmed the fact of the leak, but at the same time stressed that the personal information of customers, dealers or employees was not affected. The company also believes that “there was no information in the [leaked] source code that could endanger consumers or their cars.”