B.C. Lottery relaunches gambling site after costly breach

Emily Jackson reports that the B.C. Lottery Corp. is relaunch its online gambling website, PlayNow. com. A security breach during its debut last month had compromised personal information of 134 players and exposed 12 players’ information to other users.

The breach apparently cost them a lot compared to any delay they might have incurred in further testing the software to uncover any potential problems:

Approval to put the site back online at 7 p.m. was given by the province’s gambling policy and enforcement branch and the B.C. information and privacy commissioner following a review by consulting firm Deloitte, BCLC president and CEO Michael Graydon said.

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Shutting down the website cost the B.C. Lottery Corp. $150,000 a day in revenue, Graydon said. The problems required more than five weeks of troubleshooting, for a total revenue loss of more than $5 million.

Graydon would not divulge the cost of the outside investigation.

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