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Hackers target customers in data attack on Dixons Carphone

Hack attack: company has contacted the police (pic by Terry Murden)


 

Dixons Carphone says millions of customer bank card details have been targeted by hackers.

The company said there was there was an attempt to compromise 5.9 million cards in one of its processing systems for Currys PC World and Dixons Travel stores.

It said there was currently no evidence of any fraudulent use of the information – with the vast majority of the cards having chip and pin protection.

Statement from Dixons Carphone:

“As part of a review of our systems and data, we have determined that there has been unauthorised access to certain data held by the company,” says Dixons Carphone.

“We have no evidence to date of any fraudulent use of the data as result of these incidents. We have also informed the relevant authorities including the ICO, FCA and the police.

“Our investigation is ongoing and currently indicates that there was an attempt to compromise 5.9 million cards in one of the processing systems of Currys PC World and Dixons Travel stores. However, 5.8m of these cards have chip and pin protection.

“Approximately 105,000 non-EU issued payment cards which do not have chip and pin protection have been compromised. As a precaution we immediately notified the relevant card companies via our payment provider about all these cards so that they could take the appropriate measures to protect customers. We have no evidence of any fraud on these cards as a result of this incident.”



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