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Paddypower cock up.

  • 31-07-2014 2:01pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 2 FishingLife
    Registered User


    Paddypower have admitted that 649000 customers personal details have been stolen back in 2010.
    Why has it taken 4 years for this infromation to come out?
    This surely effects many posters here.
    Like to see the explanation for this from there great pr team.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,356 ✭✭✭ stooge
    Registered User


    most worrying is the data that was compromised:

    Name
    Email
    Postal address
    Date of Birth
    Password hint


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 559 ✭✭✭ Joe Doe


    Got an email today (with external link {i.e. view this email offline} referencing a 2010 statement).

    But the main jist of today's email claimed that 'I had attempted to open duplicate/twin accounts', and that as such, the active account was thus now terminated. Which of course was confirmed very soon after as inaccurate, and the account is still fully operational. The strange thing is the email looked like it came from their mail server, rather than somewhere else, so either someone did actually try to create a duplicate or someone wrongly ping'd out this email.

    // Read about one of the big Eng' bookies having a similar (but more physical event) good while ago, whereby someone just 'walked out with their entire customer email list on disk'. In summary, "nothing is totally secure on the aul web". Lets hope the x7 e/w accum of horse-dogs win tommorow...


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,546 ✭✭✭✭ okidoki987
    Registered User


    They issued legal proceedings against someone in Canada so guess they know who took all the details but if the info hasn't been used it yet, I'd say it's all out of date at this stage (especially passwords).
    Name, address and dob are another matter.


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