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Hackers hit UK phone retailer, possibly compromising data of up to 2.4M customers

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    Cyberthieves broke into the IT systems of Carphone Warehouse, a large cell phone retailer in the U.K., and may have stolen personal and bank data of up to 2.4 million customers and the credit card details of up to 90,000 customers.

    Specifically, the division that was attacked operates the OneStopPhoneShop.com, e2save.com and Mobiles.co.uk websites, and provides services to iD Mobile, TalkTalk Mobile, Talk Mobile and some customers of Carphone Warehouse, the company said Saturday in an emailed statement.

    The attack, which the company described as “sophisticated,” was discovered Wednesday afternoon, and likely happened at some point in the two weeks prior to the discovery. Carphone Warehouse has secured the breached systems, put in place additional safety measures and hired a security company to determine what data was compromised. It is also notifying customers that could be affected.

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