The Carphone Warehouse in the UK has been targeted by hackers in what’s described as a sophisticated hack and up to 2.4 million customers have been affected by the data breach,encrypted credit card data of up to 90,000 customers may also have been accessed in the hack on 5 August.The divison affected also operates the websites OneStopPhoneShop.com, e2save.com and Mobiles.co.uk. It also provides services to iD Mobile, TalkTalk Mobile, Talk Mobile The retailer’s owner, Dixons Carphone, has said it was very sorry for the attack.No Irish customers have been affected by this so you can relax.

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Sebastian James, chief executive of Dixons Carphone, said: “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 said it was informing all customers who may have been affected of the breach.

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