'Suspicious activity' found on online National Lottery accounts

National Lottery operator Camelot has said that "suspicious activity" has been detected "on a very small proportion of our players' online National Lottery Accounts", adding that personal information may have been accessed in the attempted hack. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo.

National Lottery operator Camelot has said that "suspicious activity" has been detected "on a very small proportion of our players' online National Lottery Accounts", adding that personal information may have been accessed in the attempted hack. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo.

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Thousands of customer accounts on the National Lottery website may have been compromised.

Camelot said it believes that "around 26,500 players' accounts were accessed", but fewer than 50 accounts have had activity take place since the hack.

The National Lottery operator said it became aware of "suspicious activity" on a number of players' online National Lottery Accounts on Monday.

Camelot said: "Of our 9.5 million registered online players, we believe that around 26,500 players' accounts were accessed.

"A much smaller number - fewer than 50 - have had some activity take place within the account since it was accessed.

"This was limited to some of their personal details being changed - and some of these details may have been changed by the players themselves.

"However, we have taken the measure of suspending the accounts of these players and are in the process of contacting them to help them re-activate their accounts securely.

"In addition, we have instigated a compulsory password reset on the accounts of the 26,500 affected players.

"We are in the process of pro-actively contacting them to help them change their passwords, as well as giving them some more general online security advice."