Over 250,000 Honda customers from Canada were affected by security breach

Over 250,000 Honda customers from Canada were affected by security breach

Hackers who were seeking for personal information compromised the Sony's Playstation Network less than a month ago and now the same thing has happened to the Canadian arm of Honda Acura. Honda does not share its customer information with unauthorized third parties and does not contact customers asking for financial information. The Japanese car manufacturer officially announced its customers that an incident involved the unauthorized access of information as held in their records in 2009, specifically name, address, Vehicle Identification Number, and in a small number of cases, Honda Financial Services account numbers. Jerry Chenkin, Honda Canada Executive VP announced that the security breach affected 283,321 customers and informed that the information was limited and was not typically used for the purposes of identity theft or fraud. He sincerely apologized to the Canadian customers for that incident, adding that Honda and Acura were working diligently in order to protect their customers' personal information and to bring a considerable improvement to their data security procedures on an ongoing basis. The Privacy Commissioner of Canada was notified by Honda/Acura, which set up a hotline to ease customer concerns. Customers were also warned of possible third-party abuse of their details and received emails, in which it was strongly recommended that they should take any specific action, other than being alert for marketing campaigns from third parties that referenced their ownership of a Honda vehicle.


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