Hyundai has disclosed a data breach impacting Italian and French car owners and those who booked a test drive, warning that hackers gained access to personal data.
Hyundai is a multinational automotive manufacturer selling over half a million vehicles per year in Europe, with a market share of roughly 3% in France and Italy.
“Although there is no evidence that the data concerned have been used for fraudulent purposes, out of extreme caution, we invite you to pay particular attention and to verify any contact attempt via e-mail, mail and/or text message that may appear to come from Hyundai Italia or by other entities of the Hyundai Group.” says Hyundai Italia.
The same letter was sent to Hyundai car owners in France, with both entities informing data protection authorities in the two countries.
Hyundai has suffered from a range of cybersecurity issues recently.
In December 2022, bugs in the Hyundai app allowed remote attackers to unlock and start various impacted models or expose car owner information.