OMIS 5110 - Honda Data Breach
Another day, another hack. Apple, Sony, Citigroup, and Lockheed Martin are just some of the big-name companies afflicted by recent cyber-security breaches. Canada has not been spared. Beyond the attacks on the federal Treasury and Finance Departments and the Conservative Party of Canada, Sony, Husky Energy, and Honda have all had Canadian branches or units compromised in recent hacks. Time to Get Transparent about Cyber Security
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Hamilton Spectator While Tokyo-based Sony Corp. battles massive data security breaches, Japanese carmaker Honda is confronting its own online challenge — the theft of personal information from 283,000 Honda and Acura customers in Canada. Jerry Chenkin, executive vice-president and chief compliance officer at Honda Canada Inc., confirmed Thursday that names, addresses and vehicle identification numbers were taken from the company’s eCommerce websites myHonda and myAcura, with suspicious activity on the site first detected in late February. Honda Canada hit by online security breach; 283,000
Honda Canada notifies customers of breach (UPDATED) A DataBreaches.net reader alerted me that Honda Canada has been notifying some customers of a breach. According to a May 13th letter he received (French version, pdf), a breach involving unauthorized access of the My Honda (myhonda.honda.ca) and My Acura (myacura.acura.ca) web sites was detected in March 2011 and affected customers who were on certain mail lists in 2009. Customers’ names, addresses, and vehicle identification numbers were involved.
Honda Canada breach highlights lax testing, expert says - Page 1 - Security Canadian security analysts argue that Honda Canada testing and assessment techniques are likely at the heart of the data breach. Plus, why the automaker should have been faster to disclose the news A data breach that potentially impacted 280,000 Honda Canada Inc. customers could have been dealt with more effectively by the automaker, according to a pair of security experts. The automaker posted an alert on its Web site this week revealing a data breach involving the authorized access of customer names, addresses, vehicle ID numbers and Honda Financial Services account numbers.
Automaker warns of Honda Canada has issued a warning that a data breach exposed the personal data of an unspecified number of customers. The company hasn’t yet disclosed details on how the company’s systems were breached, or when the data was accessed. A Honda spokesman in Canada did not immediately respond to a request for information about the breach. Honda Canada admits data breach
Update: Honda Canada breach exposed data on 280,000 individuals Computerworld - Honda Canada has notified about 280,000 customers in that country of a data breach involving the compromise of their personal data. The breach was discovered in late February. However the company only began notifying customers of the compromise earlier this month. An undated alert posted on the company's website said the incident involved the unauthorized access of customer names, addresses, vehicle identification numbers and, in the case of a small number of customers, their Honda Financial Services account numbers. Jerry Chenkin, executive vice president of Honda Canada, said Thursday the reason for the delay was that the company needed time to figure out the scope of the breach before it could begin notifying customers. According to Chenkin, unknown intruders breached a Web server that allows Honda and Acura customers in Canada to set up personal MyHonda and MyAcura websites.
Honda Canada warns customers of major data breach TORONTO Fri May 27, 2011 4:13pm EDT TORONTO (Reuters) - The personal information of more than 283,000 customers at Honda Canada has been breached, the company confirmed on Friday. Honda Canada said the stolen data included names, addresses, vehicle identification numbers and in some cases financing account numbers.
Canada To our valued Honda customers: Honda Canada Inc. has notified a limited number of affected customers of the possible unauthorized access to their information. This information included name, address, Vehicle Identification Number, and in some cases, Honda Financial Services Account number, telephone number and e-mail address. The affected customers were notified by mail in May 2011, June 2011, and August 2011.