European retailer Dixons Carphone suffered a data breach affecting 5.9 million payment cards, TechCrunch reports. While the majority of the cards were protected, about 105,000 cards were not safeguarded by chip-and-PIN technology. Hackers also accessed 1.2 million records containing customers’ names, addresses and email addresses. “We have no evidence that this information has left our systems or has resulted in any fraud at this stage. We are contacting those whose non-financial personal data was accessed to inform them, to apologise, and to give them advice on any protective steps they should take,” the company said in a statement. Dixons has notified the U.K. Information Commissioner’s Office of the breach.
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