Migliaccio & Rathod LLP is currently investigating Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (VWGoA) for failure to adequately safeguard the private information of more than 3.3 million customers and prospective buyers, resulting in a data breach. VWGoA is the North American subsidiary of the popular German automobile manufacturer, which manages well-known brands such as Volkswagen, Audi, and Bentley, to name a few. On June 11th, the automaker alerted affected parties that a third-party vendor had left a cache of customer data unsecured over a two-year span, from August 2019 to May 2021, granting potentially malicious actors access to private information belonging to customers of Volkswagen, Audi, and other authorized dealers. VWGoA says the data was collected for marketing and sales purposes, and included customers’ or prospective buyers’:
- Full Names
- Personal (or Business) Mailing Addresses
- Email Addresses
- Phone Numbers
In some cases, the exposed data also included:
- Driver’s License numbers
- Dates of Birth
- Social Security (or Social Insurance) Numbers
- Account or Loan Numbers
- Tax Identification Numbers
- Information about the vehicle purchased, leased, or inquired about
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