Washington- Volkswagen AG’s US division said data breaches at vendors affected more than 3.3 million customers and future buyers in North America.
Almost all affected customers Audi, One of the luxury brands of German car makers.
Volkswagen Group of America On Friday, an unauthorized third party said it had obtained limited personal information about its customers and interested buyers from its Audi Volkswagen brand and several US and Canadian vendors. dealer Used for digital sales and marketing.
The information was collected for sale and marketing between 2014 and 2019 and was in an electronic file that the vendor left unsecured.
The company told regulators that the vast majority of customers only have phone numbers and email addresses that could be affected by data breaches. In some cases, the data also includes information about the vehicle you purchased. lease, Or contact us.
VW Audi’s 90,000 customers and future buyers said they had sensitive data that was affected in relation to their eligibility for purchase or lease. VW said it will provide these individuals with free credit protection services.
Confidential data consisted of: driver’s license Number in over 95% of cases. A few records contained additional data such as date of birth, social security number, and account number.
Automakers do not believe that sensitive information is related to Canada.
There are more than 3.1 million affected people in the United States.
VW believes the data was acquired at some point between August 2019 and May of this year, when the automaker identified the cause of the incident.
VW says data breaches have exposed 3.3 million U.S. Audi customers or shoppers
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