Carphone Warehouse has this week been exposed to a massive attack from hackers, resulting in the possibility of personal details for up to 2.4 million customers being exposed and taken by the customers, with 90,000 of the customers having their encrypted credit card details accessed.
The mobile phone store revealed the details for this over the weekend for the hack that was discovered on August 5th.
The BBC has also reported that the affected part of the company also operates the OneStopPhoneShop.com, e2save.com and Mobiles.co.uk websites with services provided to iD Mobile, TalkTalk Mobile, Talk Mobile and some Carphone Warehouse customers.
The Chief Executive of Dixons Carphone, Sabastian James explained in the following statement:
We are, of course, informing anyone that may have been affected, and have put in place additional security measures. – 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.
Carphone Warehouse is currently in the process of informing all customers who may have been affected by the hack, sending out the following letter: