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This week, the Camelot Group confirmed that the UK National Lottery was hacked, putting the accounts of 26,500 players at risk.
The company did not reveal how the accounts were hacked, but did say that it doesn't believe that its databases have been compromised. The group took the precautionary step of suspending player accounts, requiring the affected players to reset their passwords in order to log back in.
Player financial data is not at risk, as Camelot doesn't hold financial details with the accounts.
Commenting on the matter a Camelot statement read: "We do not hold full debit card or bank account details in National Lottery players' online accounts and no money has been taken or deposited. However, we do believe that this attack may have resulted in some of the personal information that the affected players hold in their online account being accessed."
"Cyber criminals such as this are persistent, and we are continuing to monitor and protect our systems. We are also working closely with the National Crime Agency and the National Cyber Security Centre on an ongoing basis on this criminal matter."
"We'd like to reassure our customers that protecting their personal data is of the utmost importance to us. We are very sorry for any inconvenience this may cause to our players and would like to encourage those with any concerns to contact us directly, so we can discuss it with them in more detail."