Volkswagen Group of America this week revealed that approximately 3.3 million people might have been affected in a data breach that impacted both Audi of America and Volkswagen of America (together VWGoA).
The incident was discovered on March 10, 2021 and a law enforcement investigation was immediately launched into the matter, the auto conglomerate said.
The investigation revealed that a third party gained access to various information gathered between 2014 and 2019 and which was left exposed “at some point between August 2019 and May 2021,” when the source of the leak was identified.
“VWGoA discovered the information at issue included more sensitive personal information on or about May 24, 2021. VWGoA completed the analysis to identify which specific individuals were impacted on or about June 7, 2021,” the company said in a letter to the Maine Attorney General.
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