Posing as Ford Credit's Grand Rapids, Michigan, office computer thieves downloaded approximately 13,000 credit reports from the financing division. They may have obtained credit card numbers, Social Security numbers, and other identifying data.
The information could be used for identity theft and possibly to make fraudulent credit card purchases. The company has notified the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Federal Trade Commission.
Ford Credit noticed the problem when they realized the hackers were not using the same software as Ford does.