Major betting site hacked with ‘personal data stolen’ – check your account now
A POPULAR betting site has warned millions of users about a data breach.
Sports betting and wagering platform FanDuel has warned users that their names and email addresses were exposed by the MailChimp vulnerability earlier this month.
The American betting company emphasized that their own system is watertight, but customers should remain “vigilant” against phishing attacks.
MailChimp, a popular email marketing platform, admitted it suffered a breach two weeks ago.
At the event, hackers stole an employee’s credentials to access audience data for 133 customers.
The company caters to startups, small businesses that want to grow.
But MailChimp also works with some of the largest media platforms in the world, including Vimeo, TED, and FanDuel.
Audience Data typically includes email addresses and customer names.
FanDuel, which had over 6 million active users in 2021, has emailed customers notifying that their personal information is now in the hands of bad actors due to the MailChimp breach.
“Recently we were informed by a third-party technology provider that sends transactional emails on behalf of their customers like FanDuel that they have experienced a security breach in their system affecting several of their customers,” FanDuel’s e-mail reads. Mail viewed by BleepingComputer.
“On Sunday evening, the provider confirmed that FanDuel customer names and email addresses were acquired from an unauthorized actor.
“No customer passwords, financial account information, or other personal information was obtained in this incident.”
FanDuel is owned by the same company that owns the UK’s biggest betting brands, such as Paddy Power, Betfair and Sportsbet.
There was no evidence the injury affected his British siblings.
There is also no evidence that MailChimp’s stolen data is being used for malicious purposes.
However, email addresses are very valuable for underground scammer gangs to carry out phishing attacks.
In phishing attacks, attackers try to trick unsuspecting technicians into giving out personal information or clicking on malicious links via email.
Hackers can also use the breach as an opportunity to impersonate FanDuel, claiming there is a “problem” with user accounts, to try to tease out more personal information from customers.
Experts have advised tech users to use a password manager or create a unique password for every website they create an account on, to ensure a breach in one place doesn’t impact another.
Users should also block any suspicious emails they receive.
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