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Carphone Warehouse fined £400,000 after serious failures placed employee data at risk

Makbool Javaid

Carphone Warehouse has been fined £400,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office, after one of their computer systems was compromised because of a cyber-attack which allowed employee data to be accessed. The failure to secure the system allowed unauthorised access to the personal data of over three million customers and 1,000 employees. The compromised records for employees, included name, phone numbers, postcode and car registration. The breach significantly affected individuals’ privacy, leaving their data at risk of being misused.

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