3.3 million data records can be viewed freely

3.3 million data records can be viewed freely

Due to the breakdown of a service provider of VW North America some of them were sensitive customer data Accessible on the unsecured Internet for almost a year.

Go by what we know so far VW It believes the Audi subsidiary’s customers and potential buyers are particularly affected, Manager Magazine quotes the company’s spokesperson. Earlier, US Blog “TechCrunch” about data leak Reported.

No known abuse so far

For nearly a year – between August 2019 and May 2021 – about 3.3 million Volkswagens had names, addresses, telephone numbers and in some cases even Social Security numbers, vehicle identification numbers, VW or Audi customer numbers, dates of birth or Customers had credibility too. In North America freely available on the Internet. The leaked information was collected between 2014 and 2019 by a business partner for sales and marketing purposes. majority of Record – About 3.1 million – are accounted for by Audi’s customers America. Details of how to do it data leak came, made Volkswagen No.

what’s the harm data leak Originated in a VW business partner is still not clear. There are signs of misuse of data VW But not before. VW Commissioned judicial officers and hired external data analysis and cyber security experts.

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