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Published: Monday, 12/27/2010

Honda warns auto owners of breach to e-mail security

Thieves have gained access to an e-mail list of Honda car owners, leading the automaker to warn them about the potential for messages that falsely claim to be from the company and request personal information.

Customers learned about the security breach in an e-mail from Honda sent last week.

"American Honda Motor Co. Inc. recently became aware of unauthorized access to an e-mail list used by a vendor to create a welcome e-mail to customers who have an Owner Link or My Acura vehicle account," the message said.

The list included customers' names, login names, e-mail addresses, and vehicle identification numbers. It did not include more sensitive data, such as phone numbers, Social Security numbers, or birth dates.

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