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Anyone else receive this email from Honda regarding user information on the Owner Link website being compromised? The email does ask for anything, just informed users of the situation.

Dear Customer,

American Honda Motor Co., Inc. recently became aware of unauthorized access to an email list used by a vendor to create a welcome email to customers who have an Owner Link or My Acura vehicle account. The data that was obtained included your email address, your name, Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) and User ID. Your password was not included and no other sensitive information was contained in that list.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. As a company, we believe that all customer relationships must be built on trust. That is why we believe it is important to inform you of this incident. You may be aware of attacks on email marketing systems, therefore we want to assure you that we take the safeguarding of your information seriously and that the appropriate authorities have been contacted regarding this incident. Additionally, we have taken steps to minimize this type of exposure in the future.

As a Company, we encourage you to continue to be aware of the increasingly common email scams that may use your email address to contact you and ask for personal or sensitive information -- Be cautious when opening links or attachments from unsolicited third parties. Also, know that American Honda Motor Co., Inc. will not send you emails asking for your credit card number, social security number or other personal information. If ever asked for this information, you can be confident it is not from us.

Again, let us reassure you that we are taking necessary steps to safeguard your personal information.

If you would like further information on this topic please visit honda.com/info/b

Thank you.

American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
 

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I got that too, but I received that right after I received my monthly reminder from Honda, which did supply a link. I don't remember if I used the link in the email or went straight to their site, but I had to change my password. Don't know if my info was compromised though.
 

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Didn't get it.

Fyi:
Honda said:
●How do I know if I have been affected by this event?

American Honda Motor Co., Inc. has contacted all affected customers directly. If you did not receive an email directly, you are not affected.
 

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Not everyone was affected. But for those who were: (taken directly from Honda's website)

Based on the recent data incident, it is not necessary to change your account password. However, should you wish to, you may take the following steps:
1.Go to ahm-ownerlink.com or owners.acura.com.
2.Click on Log In.
3.Click on Forgot Password and follow the step by step instructions to create a new password.
Other related questions:
●Do I need to change my password for all Honda web sites?
The password needs only to be changed on one site. With our single sign-on feature, you can use the same log in to access your Honda or Acura web accounts.

●How do I know if I have been affected by this event?
American Honda Motor Co., Inc. has contacted all affected customers directly. If you did not receive an email directly, you are not affected.

●Have I been a victim of identity theft?
Based solely on the information that was accessed, it would be difficult for your identity to be stolen.

●Has any of my financial information been stolen?
No financial information was compromised.

●How did American Honda Motor Co., Inc. get my email information?
There are multiple ways in which you may have submitted information to American Honda Motor Co., Inc., including:

•Provided to an authorized dealer during a vehicle transaction
•Requested more information through an American Honda Motor Co., Inc. web site
•Established an online account with Honda Financial Services or Acura Financial Services
●What is being done to protect my personal information?
Law enforcement authorities have been contacted and an investigation is in process. Further, American Honda Motor Co., Inc. is taking steps to minimize this type of exposure in the future.

●What can I do to protect my information?
Be cautious of unsolicited emails requesting personal information. Often, these communications can look official. American Honda Motor Co., Inc. will not send emails requesting social security or credit card numbers or other personal information.

●What can I do to keep my online accounts secure?
Creating and maintaining strong passwords is a key to safeguarding your account. Below are a few suggestions.

Creating passwords
•Use both numbers and letters, mixing upper and lower case.
•Passwords should be easy to remember but difficult to guess.
•Do not use easy sequences, (eg. "abcdef"), or repeated characters (eg. "111111")
Maintaining passwords
•Keep passwords secret. Do not disclose to others.
•Do not write down passwords.
•If you must store your passwords, store them separate from your computer.
•Change your passwords frequently.
•Change your password immediately if you suspect that it might have been compromised in any way.
•Change initial or re-set passwords that are received from others (e.g. security administration) immediately after receipt.
•Do not change your password back to one that you have already used.
•Do not use one password across multiple sites.
 

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I got that too, but I received that right after I received my monthly reminder from Honda, which did supply a link. I don't remember if I used the link in the email or went straight to their site, but I had to change my password. Don't know if my info was compromised though.
Please be careful. You are probably OK. But, as a cyberdefense professional (I like to maybe think I am a professional) Never - ever click on any link on any email unless to look at the URL behind the link. If your not sure what I am referring to, PM me and will explain.

Also, some may see pics of myself and wifey and dog. This is OK under certain circumstances. But, be careful. My job allows me to see who may be trying to eh look for me but for others you might not have that visibility. If you post pics of yourself on facebook or other social media, keep the other details vague.

Once your presence is on the net. You are searchable on the net. Give it a try, Search Scotty001 and see what you get. Then try searching on any number of your logins... See what you get.

Employers and others now do the same thing to check you out.
 

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Please be careful. You are probably OK. But, as a cyberdefense professional (I like to maybe think I am a professional) Never - ever click on any link on any email unless to look at the URL behind the link. If your not sure what I am referring to, PM me and will explain.

Also, some may see pics of myself and wifey and dog. This is OK under certain circumstances. But, be careful. My job allows me to see who may be trying to eh look for me but for others you might not have that visibility. If you post pics of yourself on facebook or other social media, keep the other details vague.

Once your presence is on the net. You are searchable on the net. Give it a try, Search Scotty001 and see what you get. Then try searching on any number of your logins... See what you get.

Employers and others now do the same thing to check you out.
Thanks for the warning Scotty. For the most part, I try not to click on any links in emails. But every now and then, maybe I'm not paying close enough attention, or one of my friends accounts were being spoofed, I get fooled. It's such a pain always being on the look out...
 

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