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Dixons Carphone says 10 million customer records were hacked in 2017 breach

Dixons Carphone admitted on Tuesday that as many as 10 million customer records had been hacked in 2017.

After warning in June that it had been hit by one of the UK’s largest data hacks, the retailer also said yesterday that It had found evidence that some of the affected data may have left its systems.

It is thought that the records did not contain payment card or bank account details and the company stated that it found no evidence of fraud as a result of the attack.

In a statement the retailer said that, “Our investigation, which is now nearing completion, has identified that approximately 10 million records containing personal data may have been accessed in 2017.”

It continued: “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 there is no evidence that any fraud has resulted.

“As a precaution, we are choosing to communicate to all of our customers to apologise and advise them of protective steps to minimise the risk of fraud. As we indicated previously, we have taken action to close off this access and have no evidence it is continuing.”

The company also said that it was “very sorry for the distress” caused and that it would be apologising to its customers.

Read about our earlier coverage of the breach, here.