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Hackers have gained access to the personal details of 2.4 million people after cracking into Carphone Warehouse’s systems, the company has admitted.
It announced that the IT systems of one of its UK divisions were found to have been breached on Wednesday, having been subjected to a “sophisticated cyber-attack” within the last fortnight.
The division operates the the websites OneStopPhoneShop.com, e2save.com and Mobiles.co.uk. All three of the websites were offline on Saturday afternoon as details of the attack were made public.
The Carphone Warehouse division also provides services to its recently launched iD mobile network, as well as to TalkTalk Mobile and Talk Mobile, around 480,000 customers of which may also be affected.
Carphone Warehouse confessed that the personal data of as many as 2.4 million people may have been accessed by the hackers, including names, addresses, date of birth information and bank details.