Amongst the headlines this week is the news that over 26,500 National Lottery players face having to change passwords to their online accounts after they may have been accessed by cybercriminals.
Commenting on the news, Nick Gibbons, cyber partner at BLM, said:
"While the breach of Camelot once again highlights the need for consumers to avoid using the same passwords for different websites, there are some positives to take away from this situation. Firstly, it appears that unlike previous attacks on both TalkTalk and Ashley Madison, Camelot’s security has held up under pressure, enabling the company to contain the effects of the attack.
"However, the NLA’s statement fails to acknowledge the significant invasion of privacy and potential public disclosure of personal information. While perhaps less important and embarrassing than that seen in the Ashley Madison case, some people will not want the fact that they bet on the national lottery to be made public, and the NLA should continue to work alongside the authorities to mitigate any further fallout."
Click here to see Nick’s comments and further details on The Guardian website.