European Data Protection Digest

Used Car Site Experiences Breach


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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