Reuters is reporting that personal information from more than 283,000 Honda Canada customers has been stolen by cyber criminals. The data includes names, addresses, vehicle identification numbers and, most importantly, some financing account information.

Still, Honda maintains that the profiles don't contain the goods necessary for identity theft. Crooks typically need bank account numbers, email addresses and birth dates to pull off a successful cyber heist. Honda Canada had collected the consumer information back in 2009 when it urged its customers to register for on MyAcura and MyHonda sites.

The automaker first became aware that something was awry when traffic to both sites shot through the roof. Shortly thereafter, an inordinate number of unauthorized attempts to access member accounts hit the radar as well. On May 13th, a letter was sent out to owners who potentially had their personal data compromised.

This isn't the first time that Honda has been the victim of an online attack. Just last year, 2.2 million vehicle owners had their personal information stolen from the Japanese automaker's databases.


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      Michael
      • 3 Years Ago
      I like that the US governments stance on these type of attacks is a stance of war. It is time that hackers get some tough love. I think honda and sony should team up and send their robot army to attack!
      Jon Norman
      • 3 Years Ago
      I'm starting to think Japanese companies have a major problem with network security. SONY goes down for weeks and now this?
        Temple
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Jon Norman
        Have you heard what happened to of PBS and Lockheed Martin this week? You and Seph there can take your racist crap elsewhere.
          EnzoHonda
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Temple
          Seph: Uses racial slurs. Jonathon Norman: No racial slurs. Although I personally don't believe there are any out-of-the-ordinary security issues with Japanese firms. Hacks happen.
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Temple
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          mootabolife
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Temple
          Thanks editors, no differing opinions allowed here. AOL is not the internet.
          mootabolife
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Temple
          For Christ's sake... it's not an intentional racial slur, it's a damned abbreviation. One that comes rather naturally in shortened speech at that. From now on I'm starting a movement to ban ALL country abbreviations because they offend me. Brit, Aussie, Thai, Saudi, American (I only accept United States of American). While were at it, no fake accents either.. how derogatory that you MOCK my culture! This is getting ridiculous, stop calling people racists because of your stupid (whoops.. offensive to stupid people) rules about what is and isn't acceptable based on what happened 70 years ago.
          mootabolife
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Temple
          Enzo: I understand that some take offense to the use. But I don't like the environment where innocent abbreviation users are called racists. I think it's about time for us to grow up and realize that the past doesn't have to control the present. BTW.. here is a Japanese twitter user who obviously sees that calling it a racial slur is silly.. http://twitter.com/#!/JapInTheBox
          rlog100
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Temple
          According to Lockheed it was attacked but no data was compromised. How does this compare to that? Everyone's been attacked at some point.
          EnzoHonda
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Temple
          mootabolife: It's not an abbreviation, it's a racial slur. Brit, Scot, Saudi, etc have never been consistently used in an offensive or derogatory manner, and the people (the Brits, Scots, and Saudis) do not take offense to the terms. Japanese people DO take offense to the term we're discussing and it HAS been consistently used in a negative manner. Use the term at a Japanese family dinner and you will not be invited back. Please. Read a book. This is not even a debatable situation.
      Seph
      • 3 Years Ago
      all jap prodcuts FAILS...
        EnzoHonda
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Seph
        Can people PLEASE stop abbreviating "Japanese" by using the first three letters? It is a serious racial slur. It is not at all similar to using "Brit" or "Scot."
          mootabolife
          • 3 Years Ago
          @EnzoHonda
          The reason "jap" is a racial slur was because during WWII the American's used to call their enemy "japs". Going by this standard of defining racial slurs, "Japanese" should also be considered a racial slur and promptly erased from existence.
      Anubis
      • 3 Years Ago
      This is now an official worry for me since I deal with Honda online.
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