Hackers Grab Data On Thousands Of Honda Canada Customers

What do Honda Canada customers and Sony customers have in common? Their personal data has been swiped by hackers. In the case of the former, Honda Canada let them know that this is the case:

The company said the information accessed was related to a program in 2009 that encouraged customers to register at the myHonda website.

In an alert posted on its website, Honda said details such as customer names, addresses, vehicle identification numbers and in some cases Honda Financial Services account numbers were accessed.

The company said the information didn’t include data typically used for identity theft or fraud, such as birth dates, credit card numbers and bank account numbers.

Oh joy. While this isn’t as bad as the Playstation Network hack, this info can still be used to do very bad things. It’s also the second time in a week that Canadians have been the victims of a high profile hack. Hopefully the Privacy Commissioner of Canada is paying attention and gets involved in this because it’s becoming clear that companies operating in Canada aren’t taking adequate steps to safeguard the personal information of Canadians.

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