Dixons Carphone apologises for huge data breach

Dixons Carphone apologises for huge data breach

Dixons Carphone has launched an investigation into a data breach involving 5.9 million payment cards and 1.2 million personal records.

“We are extremely disappointed and sorry for any upset this may cause. The protection of our data has to be at the heart of our business, and we’ve fallen short here," says Dixons Carphone Chief Executive, Alex Baldock. "We’ve taken action to close off this unauthorised access and though we have currently no evidence of fraud as a result of these incidents, we are taking this extremely seriously."

He adds: "We are determined to put this right and are taking steps to do so; we promptly launched an investigation, engaged leading cyber security experts, added extra security measures to our systems and will be communicating directly with those affected. Cybercrime is a continual battle for business today and we are determined to tackle this fast-changing challenge.”

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