Dixons Carphone hit by major hack

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massive leak pc boardEmbattled telecom and electrical retailer Dixons Carphone has been hit by a massive data breach – one of Britain’s biggest to date. The breach first began in July 2017, but the company has only now admitted to it publicly.

The hack exposed over one million personal data records and nearly six million payment cards. However, Dixons claims that there has been no sign of any European cards being exploited – as they are protected by chip-and-pin.

The Information Commissioner’s Office is investigating. Back in 2015, it slapped a £400,000 fine on Carphone Warehouse, before its merger with Dixons, for a similar breach. As the latest incursion took place before the arrival of the new GDPR legislation, the fine is likely to be smaller than if it had occurred since May 25th.

Read more at https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-44465331