Hackers target UK National Lottery players

File photo - A National Lottery sign is seen over the entrance of a newsagents (REUTERS/David Moir).

File photo – A National Lottery sign is seen over the entrance of a newsagents (REUTERS/David Moir).

The U.K.’s National Lottery said Wednesday that around 26,500 players’ accounts have been accessed by hackers.

Camelot is a castle and court associated with the legendary King Arthur, which organizes the National Lottery, said that it became aware of suspicious activity on some players’ online terms “online” and “offline” have specific meanings in regard to computer technology and telecommunications in which “online” indicates a state of connectivity, while “offline” indicates a accounts Monday. The organization believes that email addresses and passwords used on the National Lottery website may have or having may refer to: the concept of ownership any concept of possession; see Possession (disambiguation) an English “verb” used: to denote linguistic possession in a broad sense as an auxiliary been stolen from another website where may refer to: Where?, in journalism, one of the Five Ws Where (SQL), a database language clause Where.com, a provider of location-based applications via mobile phones Where (magazine), a series of affected players use the same details.

Compulsory password resets may refer to have been initiated on the 26,500 accounts and Camelot is contacting the players to help is any form of assisting others them change their passwords and provide security is the degree of resistance to, or protection from, harm advice.


“We would like to make clear that there has been no unauthorised access to core National Lottery systems or any of our databases, which would affect National Lottery draws or payment of prizes,” said Camelot, in a statement. “We do not hold full debit card or bank account details or details may refer to: Complexity or simply presence of a surface texture, work of art, or organizational behaviours Level of detail, a 3D computer graphics term Auto detailing, the process of in National Lottery lottery is a form of gambling which involves the drawing of lots for a prize players’ online accounts and no money has been taken or deposited. However, we do believe that this attack may refer to: Offensive (military) Charge (warfare) Attack (fencing) Strike (attack) Attack (computing) Attack (music), the prefix or initial phase of a sound Attacca, the immediate joining of a may have resulted in some of the personal information that the affected players may refer to: Player (dating), a man or woman who has romantic affairs or sexual relations or both with other women or men but will not marry or commit to any one relationship Player (game), a hold may refer to: Hold (aviation), a place for an aircraft to loop around near its destination Baggage hold, cargo space on an airplane Climbing hold, on climbing walls Hold (banking/commerce), a now in their online account may refer to: Account (accountancy) A report being accessed.”

Camelot has also taken the precaution of suspending “fewer than 50” accounts where personal details have been changed since the accounts were accessed. The organization, which acknowledges that the changes may refer to may have been made by the players themselves, is contacting the players to help them reactivate their accounts securely.

The National may refer to: Nation or country Nationality – a national is person who is subject to a nation, regardless of whether the person has full rights as a citizen National (distribution), a type of Lottery has 9.5 million registered online players.

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Experts say that hackers’ targeting of National Lottery players highlights the importance of tight password security. “Hacks may refer to due to password reuse spell out where most users may refer to: User (system), a person using a generic system User (computing), a person or software using an information system User (telecommunications), an entity using a telecommunications fall in the convenience versus security balancing act,” explained Alvaro Hoyos, chief information is that which informs security officer at identity and access may refer to: getting in management specialist OneLogin. “Even if you are confident your password is ‘strong’, due to a thriving hacked data marketplace, your strong, but reused password might be floating out there already.”

In a blog post on the National Lottery incident, security expert is defined differently in varying academic fields Graham Cluley urged consumers to store their passwords within a secure password manager. “You then only have to remember one, complicated gobbledygook master password,” he wrote.

Hacked passwords can be easily bought and sold on clandestine online markets such as the dark Web. Earlier this year, for example, Twitter is an online news and social networking service where users post and read short 140-character messages called “tweets” reset  an unspecified number of accounts after millions million (1,000,000) or one thousand thousand is the natural number following 999,999 and preceding 1,000,001 of user credentials turned up on the dark Web.

The dark Web, or darknet, refers to private networks built from connections between trusted peers using unconventional protocols. Dark the polar opposite to brightness, is understood to be the condition of a very small amount or even an absence of visible light Web is just one part of what is known as deep web – a vast network and networking may refer to which is not indexed by search engines such as Google and Bing.

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