UK National Lottery under cyber attack

Registered accounts to UK National Lottery platform Camelot have been hacked.

UK.- The UK National Lottery operator Camelot announced yesterday its platform has been under cyber-attack, as 26,500 customer accounts have been hacked last Monday 28. The operator has warned customers that the attackers probably have reached to personal information of accounts and asked them to change every password.

“There has been no unauthorized access to core National Lottery systems or any of our databases,” added members of Camelot. However, cyber-attackers have been illegally accessed to the gaming platform by emails and passwords stolen from another online service, according to the official report.

Immediately after noticing the attack on Monday, runners of the Camelot website informed, “we became aware of suspicious activity on a very small proportion of our players’ online National Lottery Accounts.” The iGaming platform has registered over 9.5 million of customers, who seemingly have not suffered any financial lose.

Fortunately, the core National Lottery systems and its databases have avoided the attacked. Camelot prioritised the security of that sector, as it may affect the draws or payment of prizes registered. The company has begun an investigation of the breach.