Monday, May 30, 2011

283,000 Car Owners Lose Personal Data From HONDA

DES PLAINES, IL - MARCH 16: (FILE PHOTO)  A Ho...Japanese carmaker Honda is confronting a theft of personal information from 283,000 Honda and Acura customers in Canada.


Executive vice-president and chief compliance officer at Honda Canada Inc., confirmed Thursday that names, addresses and vehicle identification numbers were taken from the company's e-commerce websites myHonda and myAcura.

In a letter to affected vehicle owners dated May 13, Honda Canada said it was alerted by unusual volume on the sites, including “some unauthorized attempts to access account information.” The letter said financial information was not compromised.

Honda, which does not sell customer data to third parties, is investigating the incident, which has been reported to police. Perpetrators have not been identified and no group has claimed responsibility.

The letter warns of “possible improper access of information,” but said customers are not at risk for fraud and identity theft. Chenkin said federal and provincial privacy commissions were notified and customers were warned of the breach “as soon as possible.”

The letter said customers should be on the alert for marketing overtures that reference ownership of a Honda or Acura vehicles.

Online security experts said the information can ultimately be used to steal identities.
Honda late last year warned more than two million of its customers in the U.S. that an email database containing some of their personal information had been stolen.

The list contained names, login identities, email addresses and vehicle identification numbers of the Honda owners, while another list containing only the email addresses of nearly three million Acura owners was also taken.

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15 commentaires:

kxxthanxx said...

why can't people stop losing personal data!

logo mess said...

haha :D again and again and again - im a security advisor and searsching for an job guys =P

MacTuffy said...

My god, the prevalence of identity theft in 2011 is shocking. First, Playstation Network...now this...I mean ID theft has been around since before computers..but it has never affected so many ppl at one time.

Jay Reid said...

Oh dear.

Kristof Unpronounceable said...

Honda - Sony? Is there a diff?

Magnum said...

Honda, Toyota... Guess all these Japanese brands have some issues recently.

madotsuki said...

Haha

Michelangelo said...

Wow, that sucks so much! :(

Alpha said...

Damn, Japan's getting hacked left and right.

Caos said...

We cant trust in the big companies. They spend years mining info about us and once they are attacked, the info is available to anyone.

This sucks!

AllenTesch said...

Is Honda owned by Sony?

fit4life said...

wow. im with allen tesch, does sony own honda now? xD

baka1236 said...

first sony, now honda. next will be toys r us

Doro said...

Sony, Honda, ehh... It's bad for users (or clients for Honda)...

Alexander said...

Sony and Honda need to have a get together and find out what's going on! Thanks for the intersting news!

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