Data on millions of Honda owners breached

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COLUBMUS, GA (WTVM) –  Various sources report thieves have gained access to data on millions of Honda owners.

We are told customers received word about the security breach from Honda in an email last week.  

"American Honda Motor Co., Inc. recently became aware of unauthorized access to an e-mail list used by a vendor to create a welcome e-mail to customers who have an Owner Link or My Acura vehicle account," the message said.

The list contains 2.2 million customer names, login names, email addresses, and vehicle identification numbers.

A separate list includes information on 2.7 million Acura owners as well.

The automaker also warned customers, the stolen data may be used to trick them into revealing personal information.

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