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Extra security installed after Carphone Warehouse hack

The affected division operates the websites, and Credit: PA

Carphone Warehouse said the security breach was discovered on Wednesday and that extra measures have been put in place to prevent further attacks.

The affected division operates the websites, and and provides services to iD Mobile, TalkTalk Mobile, Talk Mobile and some Carphone Warehouse customers.

Carphone Warehouse said it was contacting all customers who may have been affected.

The company added that the customer information of Currys, PC World and the "vast majority" of Carphone Warehouse is held on separate systems and was not accessed during the attack.

We took immediate action to secure these systems and launched an investigation with a leading cyber security firm to determine exactly what data was affected.

– Carphone Warehouse spokesman

Carphone Warehouse hack 'hits up to 2.4m customers'

The encrypted credit card information of up to 90,000 customers may have been accessed. Credit: PA

The personal data of up to 2.4 million Carphone Warehouse customers, including bank details and encrypted credit card information, may have been accessed in a cyber attack.

The mobile phone retailer said a division of Carphone Warehouse was hit by the attack, in which data including names, addresses and dates of birth could also have been accessed.

The encrypted credit card information of up to 90,000 customers may have been accessed, a statement released by the firm warned.

We take the security of customer data extremely seriously, and we are very sorry that people have been affected by this attack on our systems. We are, of course, informing anyone that may have been affected, and have put in place additional security measures.

– Sebastian James, group chief executive of Dixons Carphone


Twitter shares drop to all-time low

Twitter's share price was down 3.27% at $27.55 on closing last night.

The social network hit a record high of $73.71 in December 2013.

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The firm is looking for a new CEO to replace Dick Costolo, who left on July 1 amid criticism of his growth strategy for the business.

Last night's share price places the company only marginally higher than its IPO price of $26 per share.


Man City send new signing Enes Unal to Genk on loan

Manchester City have sent teenage striker Enes Unal out on loan to Belgian side Genk just weeks after signing the Turkey international from Bursaspor.

Unal, 18, made three appearances during City's pre-season tour of Australia but will head to Belgium in the hope of playing regular football this season.

City announced the news via their website on Friday morning.

Unal, who has one senior international cap, built a strong reputation in youth football. He scored 24 goals in 25 games for Turkey's under-16 side and in 2013, at the age of 16, became the youngest goalscorer in the Turkish top flight when he struck against Galatasaray.

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