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Nissan Canada says customer data may have been compromised in data breach

In this Oct. 25, 2017, photo, Nissan Motor Co. logo is displayed at the Tokyo Auto show in Tokyo. Japanese automaker Nissan Motor Co. is seeing fiscal second-quarter profit slip 3 percent despite growing sales because of costs related to improper vehicle checks in Japan and a massive global air-bag recall in the U.S. Nissan, allied with Renault SA of France, reported Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017, a July-September profit of 141.6 billion yen ($1.2 billion), down from 146.1 billion yen the same period last year.(AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

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Nissan Canada Inc. says personal information of some customers of its finance unit may have become public through a data breach.

Nissan Canada Finance is contacting 1.13 million current and former customers who financed vehicle purchases or leases through the company of Infiniti Financial Services Canada, which finances vehicles sold by the company's luxury division.

The data breach "may have impacted the following types of information for some customers: customer name, address, vehicle make and model, vehicle identification number, credit score, loan amount and monthly payment," NIssan Canada said in a statement Thursday.

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The company is still investigating what personal information was affected by the breach, which involved an unauthorized person or persons getting access to the data.

Nissan Canada said it's not aware how many customers may have been affected. The auto maker said it will offer customers who may have been affected 12 months of credit monitoring services through TransUnion.

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