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Hackers Infiltrated Online Accounts of National Lottery Players

National Lottery operators said the Internet accounts of 26,500 players were recently hacked while within certain instances they had their personal information altered. Players said alert e-mails reached them telling they had gotten victimized with dubious operation on their A/Cs; however, a few overlooked those e-mails thinking it was some kind of phishing scam.

As accords to Camelot, there's nothing to believe that the hacked A/Cs were used for stealing any money. Express.co.uk posted this, November 30, 2016.

Reassuring its customers, the company said that it didn't store all details of players' bank accounts, or debit cards inside their Internet accounts, as well as that there wasn't any money deposited/withdrawn. Nonetheless, it said the company did believe that the assault might've led to a few of the private particulars which the impacted players stored inside their Internet A/Cs getting accessed.

Camelot stated that passwords and e-mail ids utilized while browsing the National Lottery site might've gotten filched from some other site on which impacted players utilized the same credentials. Stating further Camelot indicated that out of its 9.5m registered Internet-based players, approximately 26,500 players' A/Cs had been accessed.

Also, a small count of not even 50 accounts had certain operation occurring in them from the time they were accessed. The operation involved a few of their private particulars getting altered, with a few getting altered because players themselves did so. Furthermore, the company had started off one mandatory password reset for all the 26,500 impacted players' accounts. For that it was about to contact those players and help them do it, while also provide them additional online security tips, Camelot said.

Meanwhile, the Data Protection Act necessitates that organizations must do the maximum for maintaining personal information safe, which comprises safeguarding it against cyber-assaults. Importantly for organizations, it's not just the IT division which should be concerned about cyber-security but the boardroom too.

An Information Commissioner Office spokesman stated that ICO knew about the incident and had started an investigation. A hack report which Camelot submitted to the ICO had been reviewed following which ICO was getting ready to act.

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