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May 29th, 2011

Honda Suffers Data Breach, Personal Information Of 283,000 Customers Exposed

Honda’s Canadian division has suffered a data breach that exposed the personal information of 283,000 customers, according to its website and published media reports.

The purloined data includes the names, addresses and vehicle identification numbers of customers who made purchases in 2009. The company is warning customers to be wary of scams, which could use the stolen information to trick customers into revealing additional data, which could be used in identity theft.

“We do not recommend that customers take any specific action at this time, other than being alert for marketing campaigns from third parties that reference your ownership of a Honda vehicle,” Honda’s online advisory stated.

According to The Toronto Star, the breach affects 283,000 customers. Honda’s advisory also said that Honda Financial Services account numbers were also exposed “in a small number of cases.”

It’s the second time in less than six months that Honda has reported a security breach that leaked customer’s personally identifiable information. In late December, Honda’s US division warned that hackers made off with a database containing the names, email addresses, and vehicle identification numbers of 2.2 million customers.

Honda’s latest warning comes as Sony begins restoring some online gaming services to customers in Asia. The company exposed details for more than 100 million customers after hackers penetrated systems for its PlayStation Network and Sony Online Entertainment service.

Credit: The Register

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    One Response to “Honda Suffers Data Breach, Personal Information Of 283,000 Customers Exposed”

    1. As someone who’s info was breached…I have NO faith in Honda or in the claim they make in how much and which type of data was taken….especially as this happened in February, discovered in March with notification going out some 10+ weeks later? (letter dated May 13th – received May 25th)

      Contrary to Honda’s very late notifications and press release…ALL info pertaining to my vehicle or myself can be used for fraud purposes and or identity theft.

      If anyone is aware of a class-action or would like to start one with me…please contact me at:

      [email protected]

      Thank you

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