[ISN] Honda security breach exposes 283,000 customers

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_private>
Date: Tue, 31 May 2011 04:11:51 -0500 (CDT)

By Dan Goodin in San Francisco 
The Register
27th May 2011 

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."


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