The latest company to suffer a security breach is Honda, which recently admitted over a quarter of a million customers in Canada had their personal information stolen by hackers.
In total 283,000 Honda and Acura customers in Canada had their names, addresses and vehicle VIN numbers harvested from the e-commerce MyHonda and MyAcura sites. Honda has notified affected customers but insists no financial information was taken, nor did the data contain information regarding birth dates, telephone numbers and email addresses.
Still Honda Canada is warning against “phishing” tactics, with the data possibly being used to target owners, acknowledging that they are Honda or Acura drivers.
Last year Honda’s U.S. operations suffered a similar security breach with two million of its customers affected.