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Dixons Carphone reveals data breach affecting 5.9 million payment cards

Dixons Carphone DC., -Three.79% shares fell 5.1% Wednesday in London after the patron electronics retailer published a knowledge breach involving 1.2 million non-public information and 5.9 million cost playing cards. Hackers accessed one of the processing programs of Currys PC World and Dixons Travel retail outlets in an "attempt to compromise" the playing cards, the British company stated. It stated roughly 105,000 cost playing cards without chip-and-pin protection, issued out of doors the European Union, are in peril, and it has notified the related card corporations. A separate investigation unearthed the breach of personal knowledge, which covers nonfinancial main points similar to title and e mail cope with. "We have no evidence to date of any fraudulent use of the data as result of these incidents," Dixons Carphone stated in a observation.