Honda Owners Database Hacked

Posted: Jan 03, 2011 10:05 a.m.

If you own a Honda or an Acura, you may want to check your email.  Hackers have breeched the American Honda owners database.

Autoblog explains that “names, e-mail addresses and VINs are among the data that was compromised. In addition to the 2.2 million Honda owners affected by this information, 2.7 million Acura owners were also subject to this hack, though Honda reports that only e-mail addresses were stolen from owners of the automaker's luxury brand.”

For its part, Honda says they have “contacted all affected customers directly. If you did not receive an email directly, you are not affected,” and “No financial information was compromised.”

“Company officials say the list didn't include Social Security numbers, birthdates, bank information or other data that would leave people vulnerable to identity theft,” reports Inside Line.  This hack could have been a lot worse for Honda owners.

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