Dixons Carphone admits hackers accessed millions of payment cards and personal records

Dixons Carphone, one of Europe’s largest electrical retailers, acknowledged unauthorised access to financial and non-financial personal data held by the company occured. According to the company, 5.9 million payment cards have been compromised. While 5.8m of compromised payment cards have chip and pin protection, making them more protected from potential exploitation, approximately 105,000 non-EU issued payment cards do not have chip and pin protection. Additionally, the company’s investigation uncovered that 1.2 million records containing non-financial personal data, such as name, address or email address, have been accessed. Dixons Carphone stated it has no evidence of any fraudulent use of the data accessed in the breach.