Nissan Canada has revealed that personal information of customers that used its financing services may have been compromised in a possible data breach.
The automaker was made aware of “unauthorized access to personal information” that occurred on December 11, reportedly targeting those that have financed a car through Nissan Canada Finance and Infiniti Financial Services Canada.
A statement released by Nissan says that the unauthorized access could have impacted information including customer names, addresses, vehicle make and model, vehicle identification number, credit score, loan amount, and monthly payment.
Nissan doesn’t yet know how many of its 1.13 million finance customers could have been affected but says it is notifying all customers and offering them 12 months of credit monitoring services from TransUnion free of charge.
“We sincerely apologize to the customers whose personal information may have been illegally accessed and for any frustration or inconvenience that this may cause. We are focused on supporting our customers and ensuring the security of our systems,” Nissan Canada Finance president Alain Ballu said.