The personal details which include names, addresses, dates of birth and bank details of up to 2.4 million Carphone Warehoouse customers may have been accessed in what has been called a sophisticated cyber-attack, along with encrypted credit card data of up to 90,000 customers.
The attack of iD Mobile, TalkTalk Mobile, Talk Mobile as well as websites belonging to e2save.com, mobiles.co.uk and OneStopPhoneShop.com was discovered on Wednesday 5th of August. Carphone Warehouse, which is own by the Dixons Group of Curry’s and PC World, Chief Executive Sebastain James has said in a statement
“We take the security of customer data extremely seriously, and we are very sorry that people have been affected by this attack on our systems. We are, of course, informing anyone that may have been affected, and have put in place additional security measures.”
An email has been sent to customers that are believed to have been affected. The company has made clear that while they have suffered an attack most customer details were not affected.
If you receive a letter from the Carphone Warehouse, or you believe that you have been a victim of cyber crime make sure you contact your bank and credit card lenders straight away. Keep an eye on your the activity of your accounts for anything that looks out of place. If you need help or advice you can contact Action Fraud in the UK on 0300 123 2040.
Source: The Guardian