Carphone customers give all clear after August cyber attack


Up to 90,000 credit card details were feared to have been accessed in the attack last month

Carphone Warehouse says it is yet to receive a single claim for compensation following last month’s cyber-attack.

Around 2.4 million customer details, including 90,000 credit cards, were feared to have been accessed in the attack on August 5.

A Carphone Warehouse spokesperson told Mobile News no customers appear to have had their accounts accessed and there were no reports of any financial impact.

The spokesperson added Carphone has beefed up its internal security systems to ensure such incidents never occur again, but declined to discuss details.

The Information Commissioner’s Office also declined to discuss its investigation in to the attack.

Sony was fined £250,000 in February 2013 after its PlayStation Network platform, which contained the private
details of millions of customers, was hacked. This is the ICO’s biggest ever technology fine