Paddy Power Admits to 2010 Hack of Customer Data

Paddy Power Admits to 2010 Hack of Customer Data

Paddy Power is dealing with criticism for their slow response to a 2010 hacking incident. (Image: Kake Pugh/Flickr)

Across-the-pond sports betting operation Paddy Power isn’t any stranger to locating ways to get its name to the news. The irish bookmaker is willing to do just about anything to raise their public profile from controversial promotions to outrageous ads. But this week, Paddy Power found itself making headlines in a means that definitely wasn’t deliberate.

Paddy energy made the admission that nearly 650,000 customers had their individual data stolen in a web site hack that took place long ago this season. The bookmaker made the admission even while the company was preparing to inform particular customers of the incident.

No Financial Data Stolen

The stolen data included basic individual info on each player: names, addresses, dates of delivery, and so on. There were additionally the answers to the personal questions players utilized to verify their identities. Critically, there was no economic information such as credit card numbers included in the stolen information.

‘We sincerely regret that this breach occurred and we apologise to individuals who have been inconvenienced as being a result,’ said Peter O’Donovan, managing director of Paddy energy’s online operations. ‘We take our responsibilities regarding customer data exceptionally seriously and have conducted an extensive investigation into the breach an