European Data Protection Digest

Used Car Site Experiences Breach

DATA LOSS—FINLAND

November 18, 2011

The Helsinki Times reports that the personal data of car shoppers was posted to the Internet by a hacker. The information included usernames, passwords and e-mail addresses of 12,000 users of the site Netcar. It is the third large-scale breach in recent days, according to the report. Last week, the country's communications authority notified 16,000 individuals that their personal data had been breached.
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