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Volkswagen hack: 3 million customers have had their information stolen

June 11, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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Volkswagen and Audi, VW's luxury brand, have been hit by a data breach that exposed the contact information and, in some cases, personal details, like driver license numbers, of customers in the United States and Canada.

New York (CNN)Volkswagen and Audi, VW's luxury brand, have been hit by a data breach that exposed the contact information and, in some cases, personal details, like driver license numbers, of customers in the United States and Canada.

The company has reached out to 90,000 people in the US -- mostly Audi customers or shoppers -- who had especially sensitive information taken in the breach.

The breach included data from people who had merely inquired about purchasing an Audi or VW vehicle, according to a statement from Volkswagen USA.

The data, which was stolen from an outside vendor that VW and Audi and some of their dealers use, had been gathered between 2014 and 2019.

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