Thursday, August 07, 2014
How Paddy Power gambled against its customers' security
A notice appeared on the Paddy Power corporate website at the end of last week, which confirmed details of a “historical data breach”. It boldly stated that no financial information or customer passwords were accessed during the breach, and a full investigation had revealed no adverse impact upon customer accounts. So that's cool then, right? Well not really, Paddy. The clue is in the use of the word 'historical' which could easily be replaced by hysterical were this actually not at all funny. You see, as IT Pro reported, the breach itself took place in 2010.