UK: Hundreds of furious Football Index investors have their identities revealed by DCMS email gaffe

Daniel Davis reports:

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport have been embroiled in a sizeable data breach after an email sent out to hundreds of furious Football Index customers did not hide their identities.

The government were contacted by a large number of investors in the wake of the collapse of the online gambling platform and, as is commonplace, sent out a mass message acknowledging their complaints.

It quickly transpired, however, that the email addresses of almost 500 people were discoverable because the DCMS did not make use of the BCC function.

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