Cyberattack on major car company, customer information compromised


(CNN) — One of Volkswagen’s third-party vendors has been hacked, reports the major car company.

Officials say more than three million customers had their data stolen, including email addresses, phone numbers, and mailing addresses.

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Volkswagen says it reached out to 90,000 people who had especially sensitive information taken, like vehicle identification numbers, driver’s license numbers, and social security numbers.

Those were mostly customers of VW’s luxury brand, Audi.

The company says the hacked data was gathered between 2014 and 2019 for marketing purposes.

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