Calgary Parking Authority Exposed Drivers’ Personal Data and Tickets

Zack Whittaker, TechCrunch:

If you parked your car in one of the thousands of parking spots across Calgary, there’s a good chance you paid the Calgary Parking Authority for the privilege. But soon you might be hearing from the authority after a recent security lapse exposed the personal information of vehicle owners.


But a logging server used to monitor the authority’s parking system for bugs and errors was left on the internet without a password. The server contained computer-readable technical logs, but also real-world events like payments and parking tickets that contained a driver’s personal information.

Nice to see my city being recognized by the international technology press. As of writing, the Calgary Parking Authority has not notified account holders, and I could not find any relevant local news stories.