Automotive giant Nissan says its activities in Canada have been hit by a cyber attack that compromised the personal information of 1.13 million Nissan Canada Finance and INFINITI Financial Services customers.
The company found that on December 11, “unauthorized persons” had damaged its servers and accessed the personal data of its customers, who used its services to finance their vehicles.
According to security advisers, Nissan Canada and law enforcement officials are investigating the matter and offering 12 months of free credit monitoring services.
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“Although the exact number of customers affected by the data breach is not yet known, Nissan Canada Finance communicates with all of our current and former customers – approximately 1.13 million customers,” said Nissan.
It is assumed that the unknown hacker (s) had access to the following information:
- Names of the customers
- home Add.
- Vehicle makes and models
- Vehicle identification numbers (VIN)
- Credit scores
- loan amounts
- Monthly fees
Although Nissan Canada took 10 days to inform customers about the breach, the company is still not sure when the offense was committed or other departments affected. However, he believes that the stolen data could include the name, address, vehicle identification number (VIN), credit score, loan amount, monthly payment, vehicle brand, and model. Vehicle.
“There are currently no signs that customers who have funded vehicles outside of Canada are affected and no credit card information has been assigned.”
If you’re a Nissan Canada customer, you should monitor your bank accounts and emails as hackers can use your personal information to commit identity theft to commit other scams or cyber attacks.
This is the second time in the last two months that a Canadian company has been hit by a cyber attack. In November of this year, the Internet media company VerticalScope was the victim of a data breach that stole 2.7 million user accounts.