National Lottery suffers hacking attack

Credits: The National Lottery
Credits: The National Lottery

Users are being urged to change their password after several accounts were subject to an attack.

UK.- Lottery organiser Camelot has revealed that at least 150 accounts have been accessed after the National Lottery suffered a hacking attack. The accounts have been compromised in what is called a major cyber security breach.

The National Lottery is urging its 10.5 million players to change their passwords immediately, despite the fact that no money has been withdrawn or deposited from affected player accounts. Moreover, the operator said that no bank details have been taken so far.

“We have directly contacted those players whose accounts have been affected. We are advising players to change their password as a precaution, particularly if they use the same password across multiple websites,” said Camelot.

A spokesman for the company said that since March 7th, when the hacking attack appeared to have begun, the activity has been extremely low level and very sporadic, and almost indistinguishable from normal player activity.

“We would like to reassure our players that we do not display full debit card or bank account details on their online National Lottery accounts. We have suspended all of the affected accounts and have directly contacted these players to help them re-activate their accounts securely.”

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