Herndon (DBA) – New problem for Volkswagen in North America: Data from more than 3.3 million customers have been insecure on the Internet for more than a year due to the breakdown of a business partner. A company spokesman said Friday that VW expects customers and prospective buyers of the Audi subsidiary to be affected, as far as we know. The American blog “TechCrunch” previously reported a data leak and published a letter to customers and a letter from Audi’s lawyers.
According to VW, most data is contact information only. This area of the leak includes names, email addresses, telephone and in some cases about 3.1 million Audi customers in the United States and 163,000 in Canada and 3300 VW customers in the United States. However, much of the confidential data from about 90,000 Audi customers is also insecure. About 95 percent of these cases involve driving license numbers, but a small proportion contain sensitive information such as US Social Security numbers.
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