Carphone Warehouse hackers ‘used traffic bombardment smokescreen’

Christopher Williams reports:

Hackers bombarded Carphone Warehouse with online traffic as a smokescreen while they stole the personal and banking details of 2.4 million people, according to sources with knowledge of the incident.

The retailer revealed at the weekend that its security had been breached in a “sophisticated” attack.

It is now thought that criminals used a cyber attack technique known as Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) as a cover to help them infiltrate the retailer’s systems and perpetrate one of Britain’s biggest ever data thefts.

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