AmiMoJo writes: The UK’s data watchdog is “making inquiries” after Carphone Warehouse said the personal details of up to 2.4 million of its customers may have been accessed in a cyber-attack. Details taken include names, addresses and bank account details. Additionally, 90,000 people’s “encrypted” credit card details were accessed, but there is no word on what type of encryption was used. Customers are advised to contact their banks (who I’m sure will be ready to handle 2.4 million phone calls), keep an eye on credit records and contact Action Fraud, the UK police’s outsourced and rather useless fraud reporting centre that last month went bankrupt.
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