December 21, 2017 11:59 am
Updated: December 21, 2017 12:22 pm

Nissan Canada data breach may have exposed 1.1M finance customers’ information

Nissan Canada Financed said 1.3 million Canadian could have had their personal information breached.

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Nissan Canada Finance says the personal information of approximately 1.13 million customers may have been exposed due to a data breach.

In a media release sent Thursday, the company said the breach involved unauthorized person(s) gaining access to the personal information of some customers that have financed their vehicles through Nissan Canada Finance and INFINITI Financial Services Canada.

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It’s not yet known how many customers have been impacted.

Nissan Canada became aware of the data breach on Dec. 11, but did not notify customers until Thursday, a spokesperson told Global News.

“We immediately began taking steps to make sure the breach happened, everyone is now being contacted,” a spokesperson said.

The unauthorized access may have impacted the following types of information for some customers:

  • customer name,
  • address
  • vehicle make and model
  • vehicle identification number (VIN)
  • credit score
  • loan amount and monthly payment.

Nissan Canada is still investigating.

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There is no indication that customers who financed their vehicles outside of Canada are affected, the company said.

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