The Volkswagen concern faced the leakage of his customers from the USA and Canada. The attackers got access to contact information of more than 3 million customers, and in some cases personal data also occurred, such as driver’s license numbers.
VW turned to 90 thousand people in the United States, whose confidential information was stolen as a result of hacking. In most cases, these were the numbers of driver’s licenses, as well as social security numbers, date of birth and number of VW or AUDI accounts. According to the statement of the automaker, the people who were just interested in the purchase of cars were affected.
The data were stolen from an external contractor, whose services use VW and some dealers selling cars of the company. It is reported that they were collected from 2014 to 2019 and stored for marketing purposes. VW apologized to his customers and advised them to be vigilant with respect to suspicious messages, in which they may try to learn personal data or car information.