Just one month later, the Currys PC World/Dixons Travel hack would have cost them a heck of a lot more

DSG Retail, the parent company of Currys PC World and Dixons Travel, has been fined £500,000 for a hack which lasted from July 2017 to April 2018.

But if the breach had lasted for just one month longer, they could have expected a much MUCH larger penalty.

Smashing Security #089: Data breaches, ransomware, Bitcoin robberies, and typewriters

Ransomware rears its head again, Dixons Carphone reveals its data breach was almost 1000% worse than they previously thought, a man is accused of stealing five million dollars worth of cryptocurrency through hijacking mobile phones, and a Canadian guy called Norman is rushing to get the typewriters out of storage.

All this and much more is discussed in the latest edition of the award-winning “Smashing Security” podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by journalist Geoff White.

Dixons Carphone admits hack far bigger than originally thought

Company now says approximately 10 million personal records could have been accessed in security breach.


Dixons Carphone data breach – millions put at risk of fraud

Once again a large company has suffered a huge data breach, putting millions of innocent customers at risk.

Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.