UK Data Breach Affects Thousands of Drivers
In the U.K., the personal information of thousands of drivers could be at risk following a RingGo app update.
When users logged in to RingGo, an app which allows motorists to pay for parking from their mobile device, some saw other customer’s personal details. Others were locked out of their accounts or forced to change their passwords. Still other users said they could not remove their credit card as a safety measure, as they could not even see this information.
A spokesperson for the company said 600 people were directly affected and 1,400 other users were impacted. While the company is assuring users that payment card information was not stolen, they confirmed that names, emails, mobile phone numbers, vehicle registration, parking histories and addresses could have been visible.
“We take the security of our customers’ data extremely seriously and a full investigation into the root cause is taking place so that this issue will not happen again,” the spokesperson said.
Many users are turning to Twitter to air their grievances, and many are leaving negative reviews about the app on the Apple store.