Mercedes Benz Data Breach details

An independent security researcher reported on June 11th,2021 that a data breach on a cloud platform has leaked over 1.6 million records belonging to customers of Mercedes Benz USA.

And as soon as the luxury carmaker learned about the incident it launched a security audit on its network and discovered that the cyber incident could have leaked a small portion of data belonging to dealers stored on a third-party vendor unlike what was being said in the media.

Sources reporting to Cybersecurity Insiders have confirmed that personal information belonging to not over 1000 individuals was leaked in the incident and that includes credit scores, driving license details, social security numbers, credit card info, and DOBs of customer data who accessed the website between January 2014 to June 2017.

What’s interest in the find is that the carmaker discovered from the security audit that the accessed data would require special software and tools to read the content on the stolen files. And that’s not a simple task to deal with for all.

Now to those impacted, Mercedes Benz USA will offer a free 24-month credit card monitoring subscription to all those who had their credit card data, driver license info, and social security numbers exposed. For more questions and concerns, Mercedes Benz is offering a Customer help Center number 1-800-367-6372 as well.

Note- Mercedes has emerged as the world’s top brand that is into the sales of luxury and commercial vehicles. From 2019 the company has become a business subsidiary of German multinational automotive corporation Daimler AG that is also into the joint development of Renault and Nissan automotive.


Naveen Goud
Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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