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FBI investigating DraftKings credential stuffing incident

Updated on 2022-12-21

Sports betting company DraftKings notified 68,000 individuals of a data breach that potentially compromised their personal data, including usernames, passwords, and email addresses.

Updated on 2022-12-05: FBI investigating DraftKings credential stuffing incident

ESPN is reporting that the FBI is investigating the credential stuffing attack that hit sports betting platform DraftKings last month and following which hackers stole more than $300,000 from the company’s customers. Rival sports betting platform FanDuel also reported a spike in account takeover attacks at the same time as the DraftKings incident. Read more:

Updated on 2022-11-22: DraftKings account hacks

Sports betting service DraftKings confirmed that hackers stole $300,000 from customer accounts. The company blamed the incident on users who reused (compromised) passwords for their accounts. However, online, several users said they used unique passwords, which might suggest that some users might have had their computers infected with malware that stole their DraftKing credentials.

Overview

An undisclosed number of DraftsKings customers ended up losing $300,000 to an alleged credential stuffing campaign. However, no signs of breach have been found yet. Read more: Credential Stuffers Steal $300K from DraftKings Customers

Alex Lim is a certified IT Technical Support Architect with over 15 years of experience in designing, implementing, and troubleshooting complex IT systems and networks. He has worked for leading IT companies, such as Microsoft, IBM, and Cisco, providing technical support and solutions to clients across various industries and sectors. Alex has a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the National University of Singapore and a master’s degree in information security from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is also the author of several best-selling books on IT technical support, such as The IT Technical Support Handbook and Troubleshooting IT Systems and Networks. Alex lives in Bandar, Johore, Malaysia with his wife and two chilrdren. You can reach him at [email protected] or follow him on Website | Twitter | Facebook

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