Carpetright is latest British business to be hit by cyber attack as hackers ... trends now

Carpetright is latest British business to be hit by cyber attack as hackers ... trends now
Carpetright is latest British business to be hit by cyber attack as hackers ... trends now

Carpetright is latest British business to be hit by cyber attack as hackers ... trends now

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Flooring chain Carpetright is the latest British business to be hit by a cyber attack affecting hundreds of customer orders. 

Hackers targeted the company HQ in Purfleet, Essex on Tuesday, sending malware to gain unauthorised access. 

Carpetright's network was taken offline due to the cyber attack but bosses insist that the virus was isolated before any data was swiped. 

However phone lines are still down with callers met with the automated message 'Thank you for your patience while we work on a solution'.

Staff and hundreds of customers were affected by the malicious virus with employees unable access their payroll information.   

Flooring chain Carpetright is the latest British business to be hit by a cyber attack affecting hundreds of customer orders (file pic)

Flooring chain Carpetright is the latest British business to be hit by a cyber attack affecting hundreds of customer orders (file pic)

Hackers targeted the company HQ in Purfleet, Essex on Tuesday, sending malware to gain unauthorised access (stock photo)

Hackers targeted the company HQ in Purfleet, Essex on Tuesday, sending malware to gain unauthorised access (stock photo)

A source told The Sun: 'Some staff networks were taken down including the portals that workers use to book time off and look at payslips.

'It happened abruptly and was worrying because customers couldn't get through to helplines.

'Everything at HQ was taken offline as that was the best way to stop the attack spreading to

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