Jun 13, 2018

Dixons Carphone reveals attempt to hack almost 6m card records

Dixons Carphone has disclosed that hackers attempted to steal millions of credit card records from payment processing systems at Currys PC World and Dixons Travel stores. Some 5.8m of the cards affected had chip-and-pin protection to mitigate the harm arising from a data breach, according to Dixons. The data targeted by hackers did include the full card numbers although not pin codes or card verification codes typically used for authorising transactions, a spokesperson told the Financial Times. Roughly 105,000 non-EU payments cards that do not use the chip-and-pin technology were compromised, Dixons said. "As a precaution we immediately notified the relevant card companies via our payment provider about all these cards so that they could take the appropriate measures to protect customers. We have no evidence of any fraud on these cards as a result of this incident," the group added.

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