Paddy Power is dealing with criticism for their slow reaction to a 2010 incident that is hacking. (Image: Kake Pugh/Flickr)
Across-the-pond sports betting operation Paddy energy is not any stranger to locating approaches to get its name to the news. From controversial promotions to crazy ads, the Irish bookmaker is willing to do anything to increase their public profile. But this week, Paddy Power found it self headlines that are making a method that undoubtedly wasn't intentional.
Paddy energy made the admission that nearly 650,000 customers had their personal data stolen in an online site hack that took place long ago in 2010. The bookmaker made the admission even as the company was preparing to share with certain customers of the incident.
No Financial Information Stolen
The stolen information included basic individual information on each player: names, addresses, dates of delivery, and so on. There were additionally the answers to the personal concerns players utilized to verify their identities. Critically, there was clearly no monetary information such as credit card numbers contained in the stolen data.
'We sincerely regret that this breach occurred so we apologise to those who have been inconvenienced as a result,' said Peter O'Donovan, handling director of Paddy Power's online operations. 'We just take our responsibilities regarding client data acutely seriously and have conducted an extensive investigation into (mais…)