Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Carphone Warehouse fined £400k over cyberattack

Carphone Warehouse has been fined £400,000 by the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) after a data breach in 2015.

Hackers gained unauthorised access to the personal data of more than three million customers and 1,000 employees during a cyber-attack.

The fine is one of the largest ever issued by the ICO.

The retailer said it accepts the ICO's findings and apologised for any distress it "may have caused".

The data breach affected Carphone Warehouse's online division, which operated the, and websites.
The compromised customer data included names, addresses, phone numbers, dates of birth, marital status and, for more than 18,000 customers, historical payment card details.

The records for some Carphone Warehouse employees, including names, phone numbers, postcodes, and car registrations were also accessed.

BBC      News.

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