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Cybercriminals hacked into the database of American Honda Motor Co., Inc. stealing the names, e-mail addresses and Vehicle Identification Numbers (VIN) of 2.2 million car owners.

The affected automobile owners received an e-mail from Honda last week notifying them of the breach, reported the Columbus Dispatch. It is not known when the database hack occurred.

The e-mail message explained that customers’ identifications were compromised by thieves who gained unauthorized access to an e-mail list initially set up to create a welcome e-mail for new Honda and Acura owners. The welcome e-mail list contained customers’ names and e-mails, as well as online login names and their 17-character VINs.

The hacked Honda list contained no financial information, Social Security numbers or phone numbers, according to Honda.

A separate list of 2.7 million Acura owners' e-mail addresses was also accessed, but that list contained no other personal information.

"Based solely on the information that was accessed, it would be difficult for your identity to be stolen,"
Honda wrote on its website.

But the fact that a cybercriminal has access to a car owner’s VIN is particularly troublesome to Graham Cluley, senior technology consultant for the security firm Sophos.

On Sophos' website, Cluley wrote, "The obvious danger is that cybercriminals might use the list to send out e-mails to Honda customers, designed to trick them into clicking on malicious attachments or links, or fool them into handing over personal information. After all, if the hackers were able to present themselves as Honda, and reassured you that they were genuine by quoting your Vehicle Identification Number, then as a Honda customer you might be very likely to click on a link or open an attachment.”

Honda is instructing those impacted by the security breach to change their account passwords, and to be cautious of unsolicited e-mails requesting personal information.

Honda said it does not send e-mails to requesting Social Security numbers or credit card numbers, and if customers receive such a message, they should not divulge that information.
 

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I got that email :(

I hate when companies aren't careful enough with people's data / personal info.
I feel ya. But im pretty sure its hard to maintain a 100% secured site. Even if its 99% theres still 1% chance.
 

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damn hackers..
 

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Ridiculous. They have financial information stored, they should have to adhere to the same standards that banks and investment firms adhere to. For a financial institution to be hacked like that you have to pay fines.
 

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hackers can get any site they want at any time.

look at paypal, visa, mastercard, etc. the worlds most secure sites?
hardly.

the group Anonymous recently has taken them all down.
nothing is safe on the internet, therefore no person will ever be "secure" again.
 

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got my email last week from Honda regarding the hack. Not surprising since hackers can get anywhere they want.
 

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hackers can get any site they want at any time.

look at paypal, visa, mastercard, etc. the worlds most secure sites?
hardly.

the group Anonymous recently has taken them all down.
nothing is safe on the internet, therefore no person will ever be "secure" again.
couldnt agree more.
 

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Incudes 2.7 Million Acura Owners


The Internet has indeed revolutionized the way people do business, but this doesn't come without some faults. Hackers pose a threat to not only individual people's computers, but to the databases of large corporations, and a recent attack on American Honda now means that 2.2 million owners have had their personal information stolen.

Thankfully, Honda has reassured its customers that no financial information was stolen during the major hack, but 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.

American Honda has contacted these customers, apologizing for the situation at hand and reminding them that false e-mails could come through to their accounts asking for private information. Honda has also set up a FAQ page where owners can easily see what's at stake with this issue.
 

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The Internet has indeed revolutionized the way people do business, but this doesn't come without some faults. Hackers pose a threat to not only individual people's computers, but to the databases of large corporations, and a recent attack on American Honda now means that 2.2 million owners have had their personal information stolen.

Thankfully, Honda has reassured its customers that no financial information was stolen during the major hack, but 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.

American Honda has contacted these customers, apologizing for the situation at hand and reminding them that false e-mails could come through to their accounts asking for private information. Honda has also set up a FAQ page where owners can easily see what's at stake with this issue.
yikes! so 2.2 million Honda + 2.7 Million Acuras = 4.9 million customers!?!?!?!?
 

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Get ready for tons of porn spam!!
 
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