US national lottery accounts hacked, Camelot says

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BBC – About 26,500 National Lottery accounts are feared to have been hacked, according to its operator Camelot.

The firm said it did not believe its own systems had been compromised, but rather that the players’ login details had been stolen from elsewhere.

The company said that no money had been taken from or added to the compromised accounts.

But it added that there had been other suspicious activity on fewer than 50 of them.

The Information Commissioner’s Office said it had launched an investigation into the matter.

“Camelot submitted a breach report to us last night which we have reviewed. We will be talking to Camelot today,” said a spokeswoman.

“The Data Protection Act requires organisations to do all they can to keep personal data secure – that includes protecting it from cyberattacks. Where we find this has not happened, we can take action.

“Organisations should be reminded that cybersecurity is a matter for the boardroom, not just the IT department.”

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