Belfast Telegraph

Data breach at Dixons Carphone hit 10 million

By Staff Reporter

Dixons Carphone has said a data breach saw around 10 million records containing personal data accessed - more than it first reported.

In June the company revealed that 5.9 million customer bank card details and 1.2 million personal data records had been hacked.

But it said in a statement: "Our investigation, which is now nearing completion, has identified that approximately 10 million records containing personal data may have been accessed in 2017.

"While there is now evidence that some of this data may have left our systems, these records do not contain payment card or bank account details and there is no evidence that any fraud has resulted. We are continuing to keep the relevant authorities updated. As a precaution, we are choosing to communicate to all of our customers to apologise."

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