GCHQ cybersecurity arm investigates Dixons Carphone data breach

Electronics retailer apologises for breach involving 5.9m customers’ bank card details

A branch of GCHQ, Britain’s intelligence and security service, is investigating one of the UK’s biggest data breaches at a single firm, involving unauthorised access to 5.9 million Dixons Carphone customers’ cards.

The National Cyber Security Centre said it was working alongside the retailer and other agencies after the attack, which also involved unauthorised access to 1.2m personal records of Dixons Carphone customers.

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Source: The Guardian
GCHQ cybersecurity arm investigates Dixons Carphone data breach