Sheffield customers could be among 10 million affected by data breach

People in Sheffield could be among 10 million customers affected by a data breach at the Carphone Warehouse and Currys PC World.

Monday, 13th August 2018, 10:18 am
Updated Monday, 13th August 2018, 10:42 am
Carphone Warehouse and Currys PC World.

The tech company said hackers targeted their systems last year and millions of customers' personal information, names, addresses and email addresses may have been accessed.

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In an email to customers, chief customer officer Antreas Athanassopoulos said: "On June 13, we began to contact a number of our customers as a precaution after we found that some of our security systems had been accessed in the past using sophisticated malware.

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"While there is now evidence that some of this data may have left our systems, these records do not contain payment card or bank account details and we have no confirmed instances of customers falling victim to fraud as a result. We are continuing to keep the relevant authorities updated."

The company apologised to customers and issued the following security advice:-

*If you receive an unsolicited email, letter, text or phone call asking for personal information, never reveal any full passwords, login details or account numbers until you are certain of the identity of the person making the request. Please do not click on any links you do not recognise.

*If you notice any suspicious activity on your bank accounts you should contact your financial provider.