2.2 Million Email Addresses and VIN Numbers Stolen From Honda

Posted on 12.29.10 | Andrew Beckford No Comments

According to the Columbia Dispatch hackers broke into a database owned by Honda and pilfered 2.2 million email addresses and VIN numbers.  According to Honda the data was actually stolen from a third-party that they hired to send out emails to potential customers.  Personally I’m not sure what hackers could do with this type of information but I’m sure whatever it is, it wont be good!  Honda has contacted all the people who they believe may be affected by this and set up an FAQ page so that victims can get more information on how to prevent themselves from becoming further compromised by the hack attack.

It’s kind of funny how the same company that built one of the most advanced humaniod robots in the world can’t protect themselves from a few hackers.  Maybe they should teach ASIMO how to update their firewall.

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