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Nearly Six Million Card Payment Details Have Been Stolen In Huge Data Breach

Details on the true scale of the cyber attack remain unclear.

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Source: Dixons Carphone
Dixons Carphone says 5.9 million payment cards as well as 1.2 million personal data records have been hacked.

The breach comes as a result of a cyber attack dating back to to last July.

The company, which includes a number of tech giants including Dixon Travel, Currys PC World and Carphone Warehouse, say there is no evidence of fraud on any of the cards affected.

Dixons Carphone have released a statement reassuring customers that appropriate action is being taken.

Source: Dixons Carphone

Of the 5.9 million cards affected, Dixons insist that 5.8 million of these had chip and pin protection and that they had not been compromised.

However approximately 105,000 non-EU payment cards did not have such protection and had been compromised. They say they had contacted relevant card companies about this issue.

Consumer advisors Which? have advices people to be more wary of potential scammers in the wake of the data breach.

Carphone Warehouse have started contacting those that they know have been affected by the cyber attack.

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