December 8, 2023

Hyundai has disclosed a data breach that impacted Italian and French car owners and test-drive customers where their PII and car details was stolen

Hyundai sent letters to the impacted individuals and informed them that an unauthorized third party had access to the database of customers. Hyundai Italy has notified the privacy watchdog and hired external cybersecurity experts to determine the scope of the incident.

No financial data were exposed. The number of impacted individuals is still unclear. Hyundai has taken the impacted systems offline


It warns impacted individuals to be cautious with unsolicited contact attempts via e-mail, mail, and/or text messages.

Previously, in February this year, Hyundai and Kia carmakers released an emergency software update to fix a flaw that can allow stealing a car with a USB cable.

In December 2019, hackers suspected to be members of the Vietnam-linked APT Ocean Lotus group breached the networks of the car manufacturers BMW, and Hyundai ended up stealing sensitive data.

In April 2017, security vulnerabilities in the Hyundai Blue Link mobile apps could have allowed hackers to locate, unlock, and start vehicles of the carmaker

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