Paddy Power is facing criticism for their slow response to a 2010 incident that is hacking. (Image: Kake Pugh/Flickr)
Across-the-pond sports betting operation Paddy Power is no complete stranger to locating ways to get its title in to the news. From controversial promotions to crazy ads, the Irish bookmaker is willing to do almost anything to boost their public profile. But this week, Paddy energy found it self making headlines in a method that definitely had beenn’t deliberate.
Paddy energy made the admission that nearly 650,000 customers had their personal data stolen in a web site hack that took place in the past this year. The bookmaker made the admission even while the company was preparing to inform certain customers of the incident.
No Financial Information Stolen
The stolen data included basic information that is personal each player: names, addresses, times of birth, and so on. There were also the answers to the questions that are personal utilized to verify their identities. Critically, there is no financial information such as credit card numbers contained in the stolen data.
‘We sincerely regret that this breach happened and we apologise to people who have been inconvenienced as a result,’ stated Peter O’Donovan, handling director of Paddy energy’s online operations. ‘We simply take our responsibilities customer that is regarding excessively seriously and have conducted an extensive investigation to the breach