Betfair - Data theft (Sep 2011)

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Betfair - Data theft (Sep 2011)
« on: December 16, 2017, 05:01:35 PM »

Somehow I ended up reading this and I thought it would be interesting to share.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Betfair#Data_theft

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In September 2011, Betfair admitted that it had concealed the theft of confidential customer data from the company's 2010 share prospectus. The theft included the payment card details of most of its customers, "3.15m account usernames with encrypted security questions", "2.9m usernames with one or more addresses" and "89,744 account usernames with bank account details". The company further stated that it had informed the Serious Organised Crime Agency of the incident which happened on March 14, 2010 but was not discovered by Betfair data security until May 20 of that year.
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Re: Betfair - Data theft (Sep 2011)
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2017, 07:06:15 PM »

I would advise everyone to set up 2 factor authorisation.  Easy to do and prevents unauthorised access to your account.
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Re: Betfair - Data theft (Sep 2011)
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2017, 08:13:04 PM »

Just to note.
Betfair is big, has public stakeholders, and they were definitely pushed to admit that data theft, even in small letters.
Just imagine what happens with the smaller bookmakers that do not have to make anything public ( they don't have stocks to sell ) and they are also usually worse technically ( less resources etc ).

Careful where you give your data at and what passwords you set.

2FA is indeed a must. And password managers ( I suggest bitwarden )
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Re: Betfair - Data theft (Sep 2011)
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2017, 09:10:50 PM »

Thanks for sharing, needless to say this subject is of paramount importance. Will give a go at that bitwarden, never can be too careful...
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Re: Betfair - Data theft (Sep 2011)
« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2017, 01:59:45 PM »

After reading this post,it is sure that almost happens to all bookies.If Betfair cannot keep secret personal infos of players,so what happen to other bookies with much smaller budget?
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Re: Betfair - Data theft (Sep 2011)
« Reply #5 on: December 22, 2017, 03:18:29 AM »

hi,
how to do the 2 factor authorization?

btw,
the betfair website cant be accessed since yesterday.
anyone faced that problem or is it just me?

thanks
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Re: Betfair - Data theft (Sep 2011)
« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2017, 03:56:09 AM »

2 factor authorization is a high security level in order to protect data and passwords.A lot of companies offer it,facebook.google,apple etc..
Log in to your skrill/neteller and enable it in order to be more secure.
When you enable it,except your login password you have created in the past,they will ask you every time to write the password
that they sent you via google authenticate in your mobile.
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Re: Betfair - Data theft (Sep 2011)
« Reply #7 on: December 22, 2017, 04:46:25 AM »

thank you very much
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