CAA says 10,000 consumers could be Equifax hack victims

The Canadian Automobile Association says it is informing about 10,000 of its members that they may have had sensitive data compromised by the massive Equifax cybersecurity breach.

The CAA says that Equifax was its partner on the auto organization's identity protection program.

It says the partnership began in March 2015 and was terminated on July 1, weeks before Equifax discovered the hack on July. 29.

The program required members to register their personal information such as credit cards, banking information and email address, with the option of providing a social insurance number.

The organization says it has been trying since the first reports of the Equifax breach surfaced to determine if it affects any of the approximately 10,000 CAA members who signed up for the program.

It says Equifax has not provided any answers so far. 

Equifax Canada did not respond to requests from The Canadian Press.

CAA Quebec told CJAD 800 News their customers are not affected by what happened.