150 players directly attacked via credential stuffing and 10.5 million players told to change their passwords


In November 2016, the company disclosed that they had suffered a credential stuffing attack on their platform and that 26,500 users' accounts could have been exposed to hackers. 10.5 million players were told to change their passwords in response to the event.

Ultimately, the number of affected individuals was brought down during the investigation and it was confirmed that the attackers successfully accessed just 150 accounts and for fewer than 15 some illegitimate activity took place within the user's account.

Three individuals were jailed for their role in the attack.

Speak to the analyst

Want to discuss this case? We're offering a FREE 20 minute phone consultation to discuss this case and the implications it has for your organisation. Just select the time and date that works for you:


Courtenay Brammar

Experienced global enterprise risk and governance professional. Previously Vice President at Morgan Stanley, Deloitte Risk Advisory practitioner and PRMIA steering committee member in both London and New York.

Additional services

We offer a range of cost-effective, fixed-price training programmes and consultant services derived from the unique insights gained from all our case study data.

If you'd rather we did the heavy lifting in developing a cyber incident response plan or lessons learnt training for your organisation underpined by our unique insight into the challenges faced and strategies implemented by organisations countering today's cyber security threats then please contact us here.


  • Camelot Group
  • National Lottery

We've done the analysis so you can make the decisions

When purchasing a minimum of 5 Case Studies
$699.99 if buying less than 5.

  • Detailed cause & effect analysis
  • Lessons learnt catalogued
  • Preventive controls extracted
Add to Cart
Heads up! Want to try before you buy? You can download our FREE demo case study here