UK: Are Bingo Player Details Being Sold?

Sandra Thompson reports:

Bingo Affiliates in the UK are being offered player data for sale. A particular bingo website which is a major brand in the UK is on the list displaying name, address, email, amount deposited along with the player usernames and passwords.

Bingosupermarket has contacted the company from where the alleged information has come from but the bingo operator has claimed the alleged breach to be a hoax. This breach was also reported in March this year to the same company by another affiliate but the ICO were not alerted. The ICO are now investigating the matter with the companies involved and have handed over all the details of the person who is selling the data on. Bingosupermarket can confirm that these player accounts were indeed active accounts and were still active up to 12th May 2011.



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