0
Broadband

Dixons Carphone confirms data breach affecting 5.9 mln customers

Wednesday 13 June 2018 | 11:28 CET | News
Retailer Dixons Carphone has revealed a major breach of data affecting 5.9 million customers. The group said that it notified the relevant authorities after discovering the breach, including the police and ICO, and that it had no evidence to date of any fraudulent use of data as a result of the incidents. CEO Alex Baldock apologised for the breach and said that added security measures have been added to systems.

Thank you for visiting Telecompaper

We hope you've enjoyed your free articles. Sign up below to get access to the rest of this article and all the telecom news you need.

  • Register free and gain access to even more articles from Telecompaper. Register here
  • Subscribe and get unlimited access to Telecompaper’s full coverage, with a customised choice of news, commentary, research and alerts.

Subscriptions

Already registered?



Free Headlines in your E-mail

Every day we send out a free e-mail with the most important headlines of the last 24 hours.

Subscribe now

Categories: Internet
Companies: Dixons Carphone
Countries: United Kingdom
::: add a comment

Add comment

We welcome comments that add value to the discussion. We attempt to block comments that use offensive language or appear to be spam, and our editors frequently review the comments to ensure they are appropriate. If you see a comment that you believe is inappropriate to the discussion, you can bring it to our attention by using the report abuse links. As the comments are written and submitted by visitors of the Telecompaper website, they in no way represent the opinion of Telecompaper.


Related

Dixons Carphone sees mobile like-for-like revenue fall 1% in first quarter

Published 06 Sep 2018 11:36 CET | United Kingdom
Dixons Carphone has issued a trading update for its fiscal first quarter to July, reporting flat group like-for-like revenue, in ...

ICO appoints Director of Technology Policy and Innovation

Published 14 Aug 2018 10:42 CET | United Kingdom
The UK's Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has announced the appointment of Simon McDougall as Executive Director for ...

Dixons Carphone struggling to agree better terms with operators - report

Published 13 Aug 2018 11:19 CET | United Kingdom
UK mobile phone retailer Dixons Carphone is struggling to agree more favourable terms with mobile operators, threatening CEO Alex ...

Dixons Carphone says data breach compromised 10 million records

Published 31 Jul 2018 10:58 CET | United Kingdom
Dixons Carphone has confirmed that around 10 million records containing customers' personal data may have been accessed as a ...

UK privacy regulator sees 15% increase in complaints in past year

Published 23 Jul 2018 11:12 CET | United Kingdom
The UK's Information Commissioner's Office reported a significant increase in data protection complaints in the year to March, ...

ICO offers more grants for privacy, data protection research

Published 06 Jul 2018 18:02 CET | United Kingdom
The UK's Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) is inviting organisations to bid for funding from the second round of is grants ...

Cyber start-ups graduate from second Cyber Accelerator programme

Published 28 Jun 2018 19:02 CET | United Kingdom
The UK's National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) announced that nine start-ups have graduated from the second GCHQ Cyber ...

ICO seeks views on Age Appropriate Design Code

Published 27 Jun 2018 07:37 CET | United Kingdom
The UK's Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has issued a call for evidence for interested parties to submit their views on ...

NCSC works with boards to improve cyber security

Published 26 Jun 2018 14:22 CET | United Kingdom
The UK's National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) will work with boards to better prepare businesses for cyber incidents. It is ...

Dixons Carphone reports full-year slump in profits

Published 21 Jun 2018 11:20 CET | United Kingdom
Mobile phone and electricals retailer Dixons Carphone has reported preliminary headline group revenue of GBP 10.52 billion for ...

BT fined GBP 77,000 for sending spam e-mails

Published 20 Jun 2018 17:07 CET | United Kingdom
BT has been fined GBP 77,000 by the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) for sending almost 5 million nuisance e-mails to ...

Zuckerberg declines UK parliament request to testify over CA scandal

Published 27 Mar 2018 14:15 CET | United Kingdom
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has declined the request of a UK parliament committee to testify over the company's role in the ...

UK MPs ask Facebook CEO to testify about data breach

Published 21 Mar 2018 16:50 CET | United Kingdom
The UK's Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) Committee has written to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg asking him to appear ...

Facebook starts forensic audit of CA data as UK privacy regulator steps in

Published 20 Mar 2018 08:36 CET | United Kingdom
Facebook announced it's hired forensic auditors to investigate whether Cambridge Analytica still holds data collected on Facebook ...

UK local councils failing to report data breaches - study

Published 20 Feb 2018 11:55 CET | United Kingdom
UK local authorities are subjected to 19 million cyber attacks a year, according to a new report from privacy group Big Brother ...

UK court rules data retention act inconsistent with EU law

Published 30 Jan 2018 14:28 CET | United Kingdom
Civil liberties and human rights group Liberty announced that the UK Court of Appeal has backed a challenge by MP Tom Watson to ...