10K CAA customers could be affected by Equifax hack

The Canadian Automobile Association (CAA) says that 10,000 of its members may have had their data compromised by the massive Equifax cybersecurity breach.

The association announced Thursday that Equifax was its partner on their identity protection program, which began in March 2015 and was put to an end on July 1, almost a month before Equifax discovered the hack on July 29.

The CAA program required members to register their personal information, like credit cards, banking information and email addresses. Customers had the option of providing a social insurance number.

The organization says it’s trying to determine whether any of the approximately 10,000 CAA members who signed up for the program were affected.

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This article is summarized by Canadian Fraud News Inc.

Kayla Kuefler is the head writer and social media producer at Canadian Fraud News. Kayla was born-and-raised in Edmonton, Alberta and moved to Toronto in 2013 to pursue her Bachelor of Journalism at Ryerson University. Kayla has previously interned at Global News Edmonton, Global News Toronto and CBC News in London, England.

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