Sueball over breach of more than 5 million payment cards at Dixons Carphone hit for six

Gareth Corfield reports:

A Brit who tried to sue Dixons Carphone over the 2018 hack of 10 million customers’ details, including 5.9 million payment cards, has had his case booted out of the High Court.

Not only was Cardix owner DSG Retail Ltd almost completely successful in its application to strike out Darren Warren’s case against it, the one count Dixons didn’t succeed on saw the case relegated to the county court because of its low value.

Warren wanted to sue the retailer over a digital break-in that saw nearly 6,000 point-of-sale terminals infected with malware. DSG discovered the data-slurping malware almost a year after it was planted, prompting a £500,000 fine from the Information Commissioner’s Office.

Read more on The Register.

This case is likely to have significant impact on other cases, as commentaries on Out-Law and Panopticon have already suggested.

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