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650,000 Online Gambling Customers Worldwide Exposed to ID Theft


High rollers who signed up for Irish bookmaker Paddy Power’s online services had their personal data compromised in 2010, according to a company statement. The firm detected a cyber incident that year and suspected customer information might have been exposed, but did not notify customers until days ago.

Paddy Power learned in May an individual in Canada allegedly possessed a dataset containing client information.

An investigation determined personal data on about 650,000 customers indeed was compromised during a 2010 “cyberattack,” company officials said.

Most of the affected customers, more than 461,000, were in the U.K., while almost 121,000 were in Ireland and 67,000 resided elsewhere, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Data compromised includes the individual customer’s name, user name, address, email address, phone contact number, date of birth and security questions and answers.

Read the rest at ThreatWatchNextgov’s regularly updated index of cyber breaches.

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