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Gambling Site Reveals Breach of 134 Accounts


July 21, 2010

The BC Lottery Corporation (BCLC) has revealed a data breach on its Web site that compromised the accounts of 134 users, The Vancouver Sun reports. The company shut down its gambling operations after discovering the breach, which occurred just moments after the site was relaunched. Twelve of the 134 exposed accounts allowed users to view the personal information of others, including, in one case, the last four digits of a person's credit card. Some critics say the breach has not been handled transparently. However, both BCLC and BC Information and Privacy Commissioner Elizabeth Denham, just weeks into her new appointment, say officials have acted responsibly. Denham said she'd like to be assured that all problems are resolved before the site goes live again.
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