Europcar faces down alleged data breach controversy

Car rental service claims leaked data is fabricated by AI

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Europcar faces alleged data breach controversy amidst AI fabrication claims
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Europcar faces alleged data breach controversy amidst AI fabrication claims

An advertisement recently appeared on a notorious data leak forum, claiming the sale of personal information belonging to 50 million Europcar clients - but Europcar denies breach.

Europcar, the global car rental service, has vehemently rebuffed claims of a data breach, asserting that the purportedly leaked data was, in fact, fabricated using AI tools. The controversy erup...

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