What Are The Odds?



Paddy Kennedy, CEO of Paddy Power

The information includes names, addresses, dates of birth, and even the maiden names of mothers, which are often used to verify account details. The stolen data does not include any personal financial information. The 649,055 customers affected represented 29% of Paddy Power’s total online customer base in 2010….No customers who signed up after 2010 are impacted by the breach.

Huge data breach at Paddy Power bookmakers – details of over 649,000 customers stolen (Belfast Telegraph)

(Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland)

7 thoughts on “What Are The Odds?

  1. E

    And they are only admitting to it now? Just proves how weak our data protection laws are. The new EU data protection laws are looking for 48 hours and here we have a case of 4 years some difference.

  2. Cian

    I received an email about this today, but there’s one slight issue – I’ve never used Paddy Power in the first place. Tried using the reset password option to get in to the account and see what’s there – and there isn’t an account at all.

  3. bisted

    …I’m quite sure my mother would prefer I change her married name than her maiden name.

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