Hyundai Suffers Data Breach in Italy and France

by | April 24, 2023 | Data Breaches

According to Cybernews, Regional branches of South Korean automaker Hyundai suffered a recent breach, compromising customer data in Italy and France. 

Affected customers received notification letters stating that unknown attackers had accessed their sensitive information, including emails, home addresses, telephone numbers, and vehicle chassis numbers. While Hyundai stressed that the attackers could not access financial data and had no evidence that the exposed data was used for fraud, the company advised customers to be cautious of any contact attempts via email, post, or text message that appear to be from Hyundai Italia or other Hyundai Group entities. 

Although the exact timing of the breach was not disclosed, Hyundai launched an investigation and informed relevant law enforcement agencies. Cybernews reported that this is not the first time threat actors have targeted Hyundai, as researchers previously found software vulnerabilities affecting Hyundai cars that could be exploited to control critical features of the vehicle. 

Additionally, a TikTok challenge led to an issue where viewers were instructed to steal Kia and Hyundai cars. This prompted both car makers to upgrade to 3.8 million Hyundai and 4.5 million Kia vehicles in the United States.

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