03. Massive Data Leak Exposes Personal Details of Thousands from US Auto Insurance
Comparison Site RateForce!
RateForce, a US auto insurance price comparison site, has suffered a massive data breach exposing the
information of thousands of individuals. The breach involved an unsecured database containing scans and
various documents, including driver’s licenses, insurance cards, and vehicle registrations. The breach was
a security researcher who contacted the insurer, USA Underwriters, but received no response.
The researcher eventually managed to secure the database with the help of the insurer. The breach revealed
third-party vendor, RateForce, was the owner of the compromised database, highlighting the risks associated
vendors and the need for robust security measures.