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Dixons fined £500,000 by ICO for crap security that exposed 5.6 million customers' payment cards

By Paul Kunert 10 Jan 2020 at 18:01

Dixons Retail is facing a £500,000 penalty from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) after a hacker installed malware that infected thousands of point of sale tills and scooped up 5.6 million payment card details. A probe by the UK’s data watchdog said the computer system managing the till was compromised, impacting 5,390 machines at Curries PC World and Dixons...

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