The National Lottery hack is why you shouldn’t reuse your password

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About 26,500 National Lottery accounts have been accessed by hackers, according to its operator Camelot. 

The company says they’ve recorded “suspicious activity” on a small proportion of the 9.5 million players registered online, indicating that people’s login details, such as email and passwords, may have been stolen from other websites. 

Camelot says hackers were not able to access “core National Lottery systems.” 

“We do not hold full debit card or bank account details in National Lottery players’ online accounts and no money has been taken or deposited,” Camelot said. “However, we do believe that this attack may have resulted in some of the personal information, that the affected players hold in their online account, being accessed.” Read more…

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