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Monday, 30 May 2011 11:30

Honda hacked

Written by Nick Farell

Personal details stolen
More than 283,000 customers at Honda Canada have had their details handed over to spammers and cyber criminals in a hack of the car company. Honda Canada said names, addresses, vehicle identification numbers and in some cases financing account numbers were taken in the hack.

The outfit claimed that it was not the sort of data which was any use to a cyber criminal as it did not have things like birth dates  or credit card information. Although it admits that it could be used to send out malware spam which pretends to be from Honda.

The data was collected in 2009 as part of a series of customer mail programs encouraging Honda and Acura owners to register at the myHonda and myAcura websites. The Toronto Star reported Honda first noticed suspicious activity on the e-commerce websites in late February.

The company said it is notifying all the affected customers by mail.

Nick Farell

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+14 #1 yourma2000 2011-05-30 11:40
I wonder if the word "hacked" will beat "justin bieber" to most twittered phrase of 2011, for the sake of humanity I hope so
+10 #2 darkpulse 2011-05-30 13:04
Now HONDA too?? Man now i am seriously starting to believe that these hackers have decided to start A SERIES OF HACKING EVENTS of some sort... :o :o
+13 #3 yourma2000 2011-05-30 14:41
Chinese year of the hacker
+18 #4 dicobalt 2011-05-30 15:19
I hear Honda will be giving out free lawnmowers for the inconvenience.
+3 #5 Ken Fused 2011-05-31 07:41
Quoting dicobalt:
I hear Honda will be giving out free lawnmowers for the inconvenience.

Just delete my loan.
0 #6 TechHog 2011-05-31 16:00
That's it. This can't be for real. What's really going on is that these hacks happen FAR more often than we realize, but aren't reported on most of the time. I don't know why they aren't reported on, but seriously, that just has to be it. No way hacks of major companies are just suddenly becoming this common. Seriously, what the hell?
0 #7 The blue fox 2011-05-31 19:11
Web pages and servers have been getting hacked long before Sony was.
But ever since Sony got hacked that's all the media can talk about.
And i am geting sick of it.

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