Personal Data Of 649,000 Paddy Power Online Customers Stolen

Personal Data Of 649,000 Paddy Power Online Customers Stolen
By Mark Farrelly Updated

Nearly 650,000 people had their personal data stolen in a huge security breach on Paddy Power's website in 2010, with 120,000 of these based in Ireland.

The bookmaker confirmed that personal details of customers – such as names, usernames, dates of births and mothers' maiden names –  were comprised but that financial details or passwords were not affected.

The breach impacted customers who signed either during or before 2010, however Paddy Power has said that they launched a full investigation and did not find any suspicious activity on the customers' accounts.

A third party is supposed to have approached Paddy Power saying they had become aware that the personal information of some of its customers had fallen into the hands of a person in Canada. A later legal action to retrieve the information revealed the extent of the breach and the bookmaker confirmed that it will now contact all 649,055 affected customers.

Hat-tip: RTE Additional information: Independent.ie

 

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