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For sale: Personal details of millions of Ladbrokes gamblers, offered to the MoS by a mysterious Australian




For sale: Personal details of millions of Ladbrokes gamblers, offered to the MoS by a mysterious Australian
For sale: Personal details of millions of Ladbrokes gamblers, offered to the MoS by a mysterious Australian



http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1245622/For-sale-Personal-details-millions-Ladbrokes-gamblers.html 

By Jason Lewis, Mail on Sunday Security Editor and Sandra White In Melbourne
24th January 2010

The confidential records of millions of British gamblers who bet with 
top bookmaker Ladbrokes have been offered for sale to The Mail on 
Sunday.

The huge data theft is now at the centre of a criminal investigation 
after this newspaper was given the personal information of 10,000 
Ladbrokes customers and offered access to its database of 4.5 million 
people in the UK and abroad.

Last night we alerted Ladbrokes to the damaging security breach and 
handed the customer files to the Information Commissioner's Office 
(ICO), Britain's data watchdog, which immediately began to investigate.

The records include customers' home addresses, details of their gambling 
history, customer account numbers, dates of birth, phone numbers and 
email addresses.

Ladbrokes last night also called in the police and began contacting 
customers to reassure them that their credit card details, passwords and 
other financial information were safe.

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