Dixons Carphone: Up to 10 million customers feared affected by data breach

31 July 2018

The personal details of 10 million Dixons Carphone customers is now believed to have been accessed following a huge data breach in 2017.

Dixons Carphone, which owns Carphone Warehouse and Currys PC World, has been investigating the hack since it was discovered in June. It was originally thought that 1.2 million customers had been affected.

According to the BBC, personal information, names, addresses and email addresses may have been accessed last year, but no bank details were taken, and the investigation had found no evidence that fraud had resulted from the breach.

The hackers also got access to records of 5.9 million payments cards, but nearly all of those were protected by the chip and pin system.

Alex Neill, from consumer lobby group Which? told the BBC:  “It is now critical that the company moves quickly to ensure those affected get clear information about what has happened and what steps they should take to protect themselves.

"Anyone concerned they could be at risk of fraud should consider changing their online passwords, monitor bank and other online accounts and be wary of emails regarding the breach as scammers may try and take advantage of it."



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