British retailer, Carphone Warehouse, has suffered a security breach which could very well lead to 2.4 million users being affected. The breach was discovered Wednesday and the company says the lost data could include names, addresses, dates of birth and banking information. To add insult to injury 90,000 customers may have had their encrypted credit card data stolen as well. Security and data breaches are becoming the norm in this digital online age and it’s only going to get worse as hackers find new ways around security measures and holes.
Sebastian James, group chief executive of Dixons Carphone, said the company was informing anyone who may have been affected. The company said it has launched an investigation and has also implemented new security measures to prevent further breaches.
As security continues to take a center focus in the eyes of consumers, businesses need to start implementing tighter cyber-security measures to prevent more hacks like this. Giants like Target, Home Depot, K-Mart, the US Postal Service and others have all fallen victim to cyber-attacks. While no one can ever be safe 100 percent of the time, a forward thinking policy on cyber-security is a must if businesses are going to secure customers data. If they don’t do that, there will be no customers whose data needs protecting.
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