"El Reg attempted to contact BET24, but it did not respond by time of publication."
Don't worry...they'll reply to you in around 19 months. :-)
BET24.com warned customers on Monday that their personal data may have been exposed by a breach that took place in December 2009. The gambling site is only warning clients 19 months after the breach, although it said it had taken other measures, including resetting passwords, at the time of the breach. The warning follows the …
The Data Protection Act is suppose to protect the consumer from this type of behaviour. I don't expect a site to be 100% safe, but I do expect them to implement basic security controls and to inform customers in a timely fashion when they are breached, so we can mitigate the situation.
19 Months is not timely.
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