Attackers credit card information to loot hack British branch Dixons




Attackers have data of 2.4 million customers of British subsidiaries of Dixons captured by a digital attack. In the data were credit card details of 90,000 customers and possibly passwords that were not encrypted.

The attack took place sometime in the last few weeks prior to the discovery last Wednesday. Despite that was the British branch of Dixons from Wednesday informed of the data breach, the company released the information only Saturday night Dutch time outside. Details about the data breach missing. So it is unknown how the attackers came in, how long they have had access to the systems, which vulnerabilities they have abused and who they are.

The data leak was at Carphone Warehouse. It involves customer data from various subsidiary sites as According to the chain, the data from a small portion of the stolen clients, reported the British public broadcaster BBC. Carphone Warehouse also provides services for its former subsidiary TalkTalk, a provider whose clients now include data has been stolen.

TalkTalk said on Twitter that “a small number of possible passwords unencrypted ‘were. TalkTalk was owned by the current Dixons subsidiary Carphone Warehouse, but since some years an independent company.

The stolen data also contain the data of credit cards 90,000 customers of the company. Although Dixons also customers in the Netherlands has sat, the company mentions no Dutch or Dutch sites affected by the data breach.


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