#CyberFLASH: Paddy Power say 650,000 customers affected by 2010 cyber attack

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Paddy Power is contacting almost 650,000 punters today after their personal information was leaked in a 2010 cyber attack.

The Irish bookmaker say they are ‘pro-actively’ getting in touch with customers whose names, addresses, and phone numbers may have fallen into the wrong hands.

Close to 120,855 Irish customers, 461,154 UK users and 67,052 international punters have been affected.

It’s understood that the attack originated in Ontario, Canada where the bookmaker is liaising with police.

The gambling giants have also commenced legal proceedings in Toronto to secure possession of computer equipment owned by the person who was holding the Paddy Power data.

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