Close

Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1
    DF Super Moderator
    evilsatan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Essex
    Posts
    19,951
    Thanks
    1,093
    Thanked:        3,184
    Karma Level
    1538

    BBC News Carphone Warehouse in data breach

    Carphone Warehouse in 2.4m customer data breach

    • 8 August 2015
    • From the section [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]


    Personal details of up to 2.4m Carphone Warehouse customers may have been accessed in a cyber-attack, the mobile phone retailer says.
    Up to 90,000 customers may also have had their encrypted credit card details accessed, it said in a statement.
    The affected area operates the OneStopPhoneShop.com, e2save.com and Mobiles.co.uk websites.
    It also provides services to iD Mobile, TalkTalk Mobile, Talk Mobile and some Carphone Warehouse customers.
    Sebastian James, chief executive of the retailer's owner, Dixons Carphone, said he was "very sorry" over the attack.


    "We are, of course, informing anyone that may have been affected, and have put in place additional security measures," the chief executive 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."
    The company's investigation found that the data could have included names, addresses, dates of birth and bank details.
    Dixons Carphone was formed last year by the merger of Carphone Warehouse and Dixons Retail.
    In July it reported a 21% jump in profits in its first annual results since the merger that created the mobile phone and electrical goods firm.
    In the UK and Ireland, where it trades under the Carphone Warehouse, Currys and PC World names, sales rose by 8%.

    ..


    [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]


  2. #2
    DF Super Moderator
    evilsatan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Essex
    Posts
    19,951
    Thanks
    1,093
    Thanked:        3,184
    Karma Level
    1538

    Default Re: Carphone Warehouse in data breach

    They have been ringing me several times a day for a week, I thought it was to offer me an upgrade but will take the call now...


  3. #3
    DF Jedi Northernbloke's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Geordieland
    Posts
    2,979
    Thanks
    732
    Thanked:        274
    Karma Level
    420

    Default Re: Carphone Warehouse in data breach

    Can't see why it's such a fuss that the data has been hacked - I binned CPW over 10 years ago - they are one of the most unscrupulous, personal data selling cartels I've ever experienced - wouldn't surprise me at all if this hack is just a cover up something like that

    Sent from my SM-G900F using Tapatalk

    Thanks to Northernbloke

    4me2 (9th August 2015) 


  4. #4
    DF Moderator JonEp's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    uk
    Posts
    2,226
    Thanks
    1,078
    Thanked:        852
    Karma Level
    352

    Default Re: Carphone Warehouse in data breach

    CPW database must be big, who hasn't bought something from there in the last 10 years?

    I think the 2.1 million records is a very low estimate.

    The thing that always struck me is that any kid working in the shop could lookup names, numbers, or by address and get data without going through any checks to establish the customer is in front of them.

    Thanks to JonEp

    Over Carl (9th August 2015) 


  5. #5
    DF Jedi Northernbloke's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Geordieland
    Posts
    2,979
    Thanks
    732
    Thanked:        274
    Karma Level
    420

    Default Re: Carphone Warehouse in data breach

    Quote Originally Posted by JonEp View Post
    CPW database must be big, who hasn't bought something from there in the last 10 years?
    Me lol

    Sent from my SM-G900F using Tapatalk

    2 Thanks given to Northernbloke

    JonEp (9th August 2015), Over Carl (9th August 2015) 


  6. #6
    DF Jedi hilljd00's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Earth
    Posts
    3,796
    Thanks
    1,316
    Thanked:        358
    Karma Level
    337

    Default Re: Carphone Warehouse in data breach

    and me. They are over priced!

    Thanks to hilljd00

    Over Carl (9th August 2015) 


  7. #7
    DF Wh0re Yosser's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2000
    Location
    The North
    Posts
    120
    Thanks
    4
    Thanked:        2
    Karma Level
    219

    Default Re: Carphone Warehouse in data breach

    Funnily enough I used my credit card for an up front payment a month or so with mobiles.co.uk and came home yesterday from a weekend away to an answer machine message asking me to ring my credit card company. Seems someone tried to buy something online on Friday. Had to confirm it wasn't me and now I've had my card blocked. Only got the email from mobiles.co.uk last night asking me to warn my bank and credit card company.

    Sent from my SM-N9005 using Tapatalk

Similar Threads

  1. S6 & Carphone Warehouse
    By BigBrand in forum Android Phones & Tablets
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 22nd July 2015, 10:14 AM
  2. Carphone warehouse sale
    By emu in forum Cheapskates Corner
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 26th May 2011, 03:20 PM
  3. carphone warehouse
    By rich200 in forum The Dog and Duck
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 18th July 2003, 02:32 AM
  4. carphone warehouse
    By the_wizzard in forum The Dog and Duck
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 13th October 2002, 11:12 PM

Social Networking Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •