DraftKings Hacked, Player Funds Affected

American online gaming company DraftKings revealed that they've been hacked, with multiple customers having their accounts compromised and more than $300,000 in funds that were stolen.

The hackers accessed accounts using compromised information from other accounts, and were able to change phone numbers to deactivate two-factor authentication. The company says that DraftKings didn't have its own servers compromised, but that information was used from stolen accounts elsewhere. DraftKings did indicate that they intend on making the customers affected whole by replenishing the stolen funds. In most cases, hundreds of dollars were withdrawn from bank accounts tied to the app.

In a statement, DraftKings Co-Founder Paul Liberman said, "DraftKings is aware that some customers are experiencing irregular activity with their accounts. We currently believe that the login information of these customers was compromised on other sites and then used to access their DraftKings accounts, where they used the same login information."

"We see no evidence that DraftKings' systems were breached to obtain this information.

"We have identified less than $300,000 of customer funds that were affected, and we intend to make whole any customer that was impacted.

"We strongly encourage customers to use unique passwords for DraftKings and all other sites, and we strongly recommend that customers do not share their passwords with anyone, including third party sites for the purpose of tracking betting information on DraftKings and other betting apps."

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22 November 2022 - 3:25pm
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I'm one of those affected accounts. I noticed that my account was hacked the other day, but thankfully no money of mine was stolen. I had two-factor turned on and my account had it turned off when I logged in. I had a reasonably strong password, too, but it must have been used somewhere else.

My stuff is all back to being active though, which is good.

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25 November 2022 - 9:03am
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barbadosslim93 wrote:

I'm one of those affected accounts. I noticed that my account was hacked the other day, but thankfully no money of mine was stolen. I had two-factor turned on and my account had it turned off when I logged in. I had a reasonably strong password, too, but it must have been used somewhere else.

My stuff is all back to being active though, which is good.

there is nothing worse than when an account gets compramised I once had my Google account hacked and there was nothing i could do and no one could help its was freaking aweful , scary though how your security was what i consider the maxium locks you can place on your account and you were still hacked just shows that the threats come about quicker than the solutions to them

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30 November 2022 - 11:48am
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Didn't thought it's still possible today a company of this size to be hacked.. but obviously it is and probably that's just a warning to all of us to be more careful.. of course glad to read that all the affected customers will be refunded which is completely normal.. after all it's a DraftKings security issue not the users.

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