UK ICO Issues Unprecedented Fine Against Mobile Phone Retailer for Lax Security

On January 8, 2017, the UK Information Commissioner (“ICO”) issued an unprecedented monetary penalty of £400,000 against British mobile phone retailer, The Car Phone Warehouse Limited. Following an attack on their system in 2015, the ICO found that the company had failed to take adequate steps to protect the personal data it held on its system. Between July and August 2015, the system hosting the company’s internal and external websites, which included personal data (including payment card data) of over 3,348,000 customers and 1,000 employees, was subject to an external cyber attack. In its decision, the ICO meticulously detailed the chronology of events and technical failures that led to the breach. The ICO found that the attacker entered and took hold of the system quickly and easily due to the company’s security deficiencies, which included: the system’s software was years out of date; software patching was seriously inadequate and no…

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