Canadian online vehicle dealer hit by cyberattack


Online vehicle auction company EBlock suffered a cyberattack that temporarily rendered a business unit inaccessible and compromised customers' personal information.

The online vehicle dealer headquartered in Toronto, Canada, said that an unauthorized party had accessed specific areas of the legacy ABS Auto Auctions infrastructure.

The company took steps to secure the system – which was temporarily rendered inoperable – and launched an investigation into the incident.

The personal information involved includes:

  • Dates of birth
  • Social Security numbers
  • Driver’s licenses
  • Bank account numbers
  • Bank routing numbers

EBlock has sent the breach notification letter “out of an abundance of caution” as it’s unsure whether its client's personal information has been misused for fraudulent activity.

The company is offering a complimentary 12-month membership to an identity monitoring service while taking measures to strengthen its security.


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