Hackers nab data on nearly 300,000 Canadian Honda owners

by Andrew Ganz
Hackers nab data on nearly 300,000 Canadian Honda owners

Honda says that a security breach led to hackers gaining access to some Canadian owners' personal information.

A security breach at Honda's Canadian offices exposed some personal information of about 280,000 vehicle owners to malicious hackers, the automaker admitted.

Honda sent out a notice to 283,321 customers last week stating that hackers might have gained access to their names, addresses, vehicle identification numbers (VINs) and, in "a small number of cases," account numbers to the automaker's financial services.

"The information was limited and is not typically used for the purposes of identity theft or fraud," Honda Canada executive VP Jerry Chenkin said in an statement released to members of the media. "We would like to sincerely apologize to our Canadian customers for this incident. Honda and Acura are working diligently to protect our customers' personal information and improve our data security procedures on an ongoing basis."

Concerned consumers can contact Honda directly at 1-800-839-2826.