It is thought that over 2 million customers have had their details stolen from an e-mail database, a database that is thought to be hosted by SIlverpop Systems.
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Names, login names, e-mail addresses and vehicle identification numbers where stolen from Honda with another list containing three million email addresses of Acura owners also being copied.
Customers have been warned to be on the lookout for phishing attacks as a result of the breach – with it likely that the details will have been sold on to spammers or phishing companies that will use personalised emails containing vehicle registration numbers and addresses to trick additional information from the account holders.
TechEye details Honda’s statement:
“Be cautious of unsolicited emails requesting personal information. Often, these communications can look official. Be cautious of unsolicited emails requesting personal information.
If ever asked for this information, you can be confident it is not from us.”