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    Default Bet 24 - WARNING

    If you have a Bet24 account and have not yet been made aware that your account may have been hacked then please read on.

    In July of this year Bet24 admitted that their database had been hacked into and a massive amount of player personal information had been stolen. This included things like email addresses, names, passwords and credit/debit card details.

    Now that is unfortunate, but this sort of things can happen to even the largest businesses.

    HOWEVER, the shocking story is that the hacking took place back in 2009 and Bet24 FAILED to let it's customers know for a further 19 MONTHS that this had happened.

    Not only that but it wasn't even Bet24 security who caught or even knew their database had been hacked. They were in fact totally clueless until the Police alerted Bet24 that they had just arrested a man and found all the details on his hard drive.

    Bet24 are now officialy on the bonusbanter ROGUE LIST and we would advise any of you with accounts to bear all this in mind.

    Below is a copy of the official statement from bet24 which is available on their site :

    Important Security Information
    25 July 2011
    For the attention of customers with BET24 accounts registered before 31 October 2009
    Important Security Information - Please Read Carefully

    We have been informed by police authorities that they have arrested third party individuals who were in possession of unauthorised copies of personal customer information relating to various companies including BET24. The BET24 customer information was stolen from BET24 by means of illegal electronic access to our database, which is believed to have taken place in December 2009. We have no information to indicate any unauthorised access to our database or breach of our security systems since December 2009, and we have no reason to believe that accounts registered after 31 October 2009 are affected in any way.
    FOR CUSTOMERS WITH ACCOUNTS REGISTERED AS AT 28 APRIL 2007, the stolen information comprises:
    • a list of customer names, postal addresses, email addresses, dates of birth, BET24 account user names, BET24 account user ID numbers, BET24 account passwords and BET24 account balances, and, in some cases, telephone numbers and IP addresses
    • a second separate list of BET24 account user ID numbers, BET24 account balances and parameters, customer payment card expiry dates, encrypted customer payment card numbers and encoded customer payment card types
    The encrypted payment card information has NOT to our knowledge been decrypted, and review by internet security specialists confirms that the level of encryption is very high. In addition, NO payment card security codes are stored on the BET24 database. The stolen information is so far known to have been used to access a limited number of customers’ BET24 accounts, third party accounts and personal email accounts. A small number of customers have alerted us to unauthorised activity on their BET24 accounts and we have fully reimbursed them for any financial loss incurred on their accounts. At the bottom of this letter, you will find the security advice and action points that we recommend you to follow immediately.
    FOR CUSTOMERS WITH ACCOUNTS REGISTERED BETWEEN 28 APRIL 2007 & 31 OCTOBER 2009, the stolen information is more limited and comprises:
    • a list of BET24 account user ID numbers, BET24 account balances and parameters, customer payment card expiry dates, encrypted customer payment card numbers and encoded customer payment card types
    This stolen information does NOT include any personal details or passwords and is NOT therefore sufficient to enable access to accounts. Furthermore, we are not aware of any instances of illegal access to these accounts. The encrypted payment card information has NOT to our knowledge been decrypted, and review by internet security specialists confirms that the level of encryption is very high. In addition, NO payment card security codes are stored on the BET24 database. At the bottom of this letter, you will find the general security advice that we advise all BET24 customers to follow.
    We are working closely with the police authorities to establish how the information was stolen, how it has been used, and which customers are affected.
    We implemented a thorough security review in 2010, which included an audit by industry specialists and simulated hacker penetration tests, and we have further upgraded the security of our network. The BET24 passwords for all customers who had registered accounts as at 28 April 2007 were reset during 2010. We continue to monitor our systems and customer transactions constantly, and to upgrade our systems regularly.
    Our customers are our number one priority and the security of your personal information is of paramount importance to us. Please contact our customer service support team by email at support@bet24.com if you have any questions relating to the above.
    Yours sincerely,
    Thomas Petersen, Chief Executive Officer

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    Default Re: Bet 24 - WARNING

    Jesus, just goes to show eh?

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