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Carphone Warehouse breach – now come the hard questions

10
Aug
2015

BLI

Year: 2015
Number of customers breached: 2.4 million (90,000 credit card numbers)
Brands affected: TalkTalk , Talk Mobile, OneStopPhoneShop.co.uk, e2save.com
taken: not credit card numbers but names, addresses, dates of birth
Was it sophisticated? The word has become meaningless. All breaches are now described that way
Period of breach: around two weeks to 5 August
Repercussions? It’s been reported to the ICO so financial penalties will be modest
Comparable UK breaches: Sony (2011), Mumsnet (2014), eBay (2014) Moonpig (2015)
deployed: an expensive firm has been hired to work out what happened

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