Its customer data Audi and Volkswagen sold in a hacking forum. Last week, the Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. revealed data breach after a supplier had left customer data exposed on the Internet for about two years (between August 2019 and May 2021). It is said that cyber criminals have succeeded to steal customer data from an exposed Azure BLOB container.
"The data included some or all of the following contact information for you: first and last name, personal or business mailing address, e-mail address or telephone number", Said Volkswagen when it reported the data breach, while he added that they may have been exposed as well data related to the Audi and Volkswagen vehicles themselves (number, brand, model, year, color, etc.).
From the violation were affected approximately 3,3 million customers Audi and Volkswagen and some authorized dealers in the USA and Canada.
The stolen data of Volkswagen and Audi sold for hacking forum
On June 14, a well-known seller of stolen data put Audi and Volkswagen data up for sale in a popular hacking forum.
According to the post on the forum, the stolen ones data contain more than 5 million files.
According to Vice, who first reported the sale of this data, the hacker said that data access took place in March, after locating them in an unprotected Azure Blob container.
The price for the stolen data of Audi and Volkswagen customers ranges between $ 4.000 and $ 5.000. The seller said that the database does not contain customer social security numbers.
According to Bleeping Computer, the hackers themselves have also taken responsibility for violating data on the popular recipe site, Copy Me That.
Source: Bleeping Computer