Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Gambling website admits hack, finally

When Betfair was hacked last year, thieves stole 3.5 million account names, 2.9 username with email addresses and nearly 90,000 account usernames with bank details. The company has now admitted to customers that its defences were breached - 18 months later.

Betfair claims that the leak was not a threat to its customers because it has recovered the data.

Claiming to have recovered stolen goods is one thing, but how do you reclaim easily-copied stolen data?