Dixons Carphone increases the number of people affected

Jul

31

2018

by data breach to 10 million
The British Dixons Carphone has published new figures on the size of a previously reported data leak on Tuesday. The company thinks that there may be access to personal data in 10 million records. In the first instance it concerned data of 1.2 million people.

In a statement to investors, the company writes that after an investigation it reached the number of 10 million and that the data breach took place in 2017. It does not say what personal data is involved. The previously reported data of 1.2 million people concerned data such as names, addresses and e-mail addresses. The company reports on the new number: “Although there is now evidence that part of this data has left our systems, these records do not contain information about payment cards or bills and there is no evidence that fraud has been committed.”

The company warned in June that a data breach had occurred because unauthorized persons had access to customer data. This included 5.9 million credit card data. Dixon’s Carphone said the vast majority of the cards were protected with a chip and a pin code. There was also access to 105,000 unsecured cards from outside the EU. The electronics vendor was also target of attackers in 2015, who then managed to get credit card data from 2.4 million customers.

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