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Dixons Carphone Says There Has Been Unauthorised Access To Certain Data Held By Company


Wednesday, 13 Jun 2018 

June 13 (Reuters) - Dixons Carphone PLC ::INVESTIGATION INTO UNAUTHORISED DATA ACCESS.DETERMINED THAT THERE HAS BEEN UNAUTHORISED ACCESS TO CERTAIN DATA HELD BY COMPANY.HAVE NO EVIDENCE TO DATE OF ANY FRAUDULENT USE OF DATA AS RESULT OF THESE INCIDENTS.APPROXIMATELY 105,000 NON-EU ISSUED PAYMENT CARDS WHICH DO NOT HAVE CHIP AND PIN PROTECTION HAVE BEEN COMPROMISED.INVESTIGATION IS ONGOING AND CURRENTLY INDICATES THAT THERE WAS AN ATTEMPT TO COMPROMISE 5.9 MILLION CARDS IN ONE OF PROCESSING SYSTEMS.TAKEN ACTION TO CLOSE OFF DATA ACCESS AND HAVE NO EVIDENCE IT IS CONTINUING.HAVE NO EVIDENCE OF ANY FRAUD ON THE CARDS AS A RESULT OF THIS INCIDENT.SEPARATELY, INVESTIGATION HAS ALSO FOUND THAT 1.2M RECORDS CONTAINING NON-FINANCIAL PERSONAL DATA, SUCH AS NAME, ADDRESS OR EMAIL ADDRESS, HAVE BEEN ACCESSED.ATTEMPT TO COMPROMISE CARDS WAS IN ONE OF PROCESSING SYSTEMS OF CURRYS PC WORLD AND DIXONS TRAVEL STORES.CURRENTLY NO EVIDENCE OF FRAUD AS A RESULT OF THE DATA INCIDENTS.DATA ACCESSED CONTAINS NEITHER PIN CODES, CARD VERIFICATION VALUES NOR ANY AUTHENTICATION DATA.