UK National Lottery sales disrupted by DDoS attack

News on 1 Oct 2017

A Distributed Denial of Services (DDoS) attack disrupted UK National Lottery sales Saturday night, the operator Camelot has confirmed, revealing that its website was down for over 90 minutes.

“Unfortunately, as experienced by many companies, the National Lottery website was subject to a DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) incident for around 90 minutes this evening (from around 6pm until 7.30pm),” a statement from Camelot advised.

“This affected players trying to buy tickets from our website and via our App, although players could still buy tickets from one of our 46,000 retailers. We would like to apologise to players for the inconvenience caused in this case.”

UK media reports recalled that the attack was the seconbd such cyber assault launched against the National Lottery in less than a year…last November hackers managed to access information from 26,500 online lottery accounts.

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