|Over 25,000 National Lottery accounts have been hacked due to players using the same credentials on another site.
|Camelot, the National Lottery operator, announced that they found 50 accounts showing suspicious activity on Sunday 28th November. Although no money was transferred in or out of the accounts, it is unknown whether any personal information such as; addresses, contact details and names were accessed.
Although only 50 accounts showed suspicious activity, it is feared that over 25,000 accounts have had their credentials stolen. In a statement, Camelot have said that they believe the account details were stolen from another site and would like to make clear that there has been no unauthorised access to their systems or databases. It is currently unknown which site the credentials were stolen from.
Never use a password for more than one site!
The credentials stolen from the unknown site were also being used by players for their National Lottery accounts. It is always recommended that you create a new password for every site you hold personal information on. Camelot have contacted all players whose accounts have been hacked, and advised them to change their passwords.