Threat actors targeted the Montreal-based car-sharing service Communauto but they were unable to get their hands on the sensitive information regarding client’s credit card information and passwords. However, hackers were fortunate to get their hands on the client name, street addresses, and email addresses.
Headquartered in Montreal, Quebec, and Canada, Communauto was founded in 1994 by Benoit Robert. Claire Morissette, a renowned environmentalist and cycling advocate played a massive role in the progression of the company starting from 1995. Communauto provides service to 40,000 users approximately and the company operates in fourteen Canadian cities, also providing service in Paris and France.
Communauto operates in partnership under the name of VRTUCAR in seven cities which includes Hamilton, London, Kingston, Waterloo, Guelph, Toronto, and Ottawa and it operates as Communauto in Quebec City, Montreal, Sherbrook, and Gatineau.
Communauto CEO Benoit Robert explained in a statement that the company is facing difficulties in managing the accounts payable and invoicing because the threat actors successfully managed to put our many activities on hold. To deal with the breach, the company has hired an IT security firm.
Furthermore, the company assured its subscribers regarding the data accessed by the threat actors has been destroyed.