Limo Company Database Hacked, Credit Card Info and Sex Toy Stories Compromised
If you've rented a limo in the last few years, you might want to change your credit-card number because a St. Louis-based limo service technology company was hacked, and data for thousands of credit cards for people who wanted to party like a rock star were compromised.
According to Krebs on Security, a cyber-security blog, more than 850,000 credit-card numbers, as well as names and expiration dates, were obtained in a hack from the databases of CorporateCarOnline.com, which is described on its website as "the leading provider of on-demand software management solutions for the limousine and ground transportation industry."
In addition to parents of prom partiers and quinceanera birthday girls, the credit-card info for many celebrities, politicians and corporate executives had their info -- or the info of whomever was footing their limo bill -- compromised.
The data also included notes for preferences for the VIPs. Some are pretty normal, like Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers, who likes three bottles of water in his limo. Others are a little more demanding, such as Donald Trump, who requires that his limo "Must be new car, clean, and front seat must be clear."
Wikimedia Donald Trump has demands for his limos.
But judging by the Krebs on Security post, the biggest divas are politicians and executives, such as Michael D. Grimes, co-head of global technology investment banking for Morgan Stanley, who "Always wants 'Michael David' for name sign. Do not use last name! Always wants inside meet."
And Josue Christiano Gomes da Silva, chairman and CEO of Companhia de Tecidos Norte de Minas, the largest textile group in Latin America, requires that the "Chauffeur meets inside luggage claim with printed name sign. SUPER VIP CLIENT. EVERYTHING MUST BE PERFECT!"
There were also St. Louis-area VIPs exposed in the hack. In an e-mail, Krebs tells Daily RFT that Cedric the Entertainer's information appears to be among dara included in the hack. And we know Cedric the Entertainer loves limos:
There was also a listing for a "Claire McCaskill," although it was not clear if it was for the senator.
Bruce Chesly, director of advanced space and intelligence systems at Boeing, was one of the top execs to be compromised, but he didn't appear to have any high-maintenance demands.
Read about the limo company's sex toy incident after the jump.