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Dixons Carphone fined £500,000 for massive data breach

January 9, 2020

‘Systemic failures’ found in the retailer’s management and protection of customer data

Dixons Carphone has been hit with the maximum possible fine after the tills in its shops were compromised by a cyber-attack that affected at least 14 million people.

The retailer discovered the massive data breach last summer and a subsequent investigation by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) found the attacker had installed malicious software on 5,390 tills in branches of its Currys PC World and Dixons Travel chains.

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