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Automaker Notifies 280,000 of Breach

DATA LOSS

May 27, 2011

In February, Honda Canada discovered that hackers had accessed a Web server that held company-created MyHonda and MyAcura websites for 280,000 of its customers. The sites were part of a 2009 mail campaign and were prepopulated with customer data including names, addresses and vehicle identification numbers, reports Computerworld. Upon discovering the breach, Honda took the system offline and, after an investigation, sent notification letters to those affected, telling them to watch for phishing campaigns. The company says the risk of identity theft is low. One customer laments, "It appears that even if you didn't create an account on their websites, if they mailed you about upcoming specials in 2009, your data were involved."
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