Hackers may have accessed bank details of 2.4MILLION people after cyber attack on the Carphone Warehouse
Attack, which took place on Friday, was described as ‘sophisticated’
Likely to have included names, addresses, birthdays and bank details
CEO of parent company Dixons Carphone was ‘very sorry’ at breach
The personal details of up to 2.4million Carphone Warehouse customers may have been accessed after a division of the company was hit by a cyber-attack, the mobile phone retailer said today.
The attack, which took place on Friday, was described as ‘sophisticated’ by the company. It is likely to have included the names, addresses, birthdays and even bank details of customers.
The encrypted credit card information of up to 90,000 customers may also have been accessed, a statement released by the firm warned.
Sebastian James, chief executive of parent company Dixons Carphone, said: ‘We take the security of customer data extremely seriously, and we are very sorry that people have been affected by this attack on our systems.’
‘We are, of course, informing anyone that may have been affected, and have put in place additional security measures.’