Thursday, 19 Apr 2018
Entertainment

Leakage of data: several sites of la Française des Jeux unavailable this weekend

Since Saturday, the site of the French games fdj.fr, and the site of Parions Sport, are unavailable. The return to normal is expected for today. In a message posted on both sites, the FDJ apologizes for “the inconvenience. ” Asked by BFM TV and the Figaro , the company invokes “a technical failure” to justify this shutdown. The site of the French games posted an apology on its homepage Specifically, it would be according to the French Games “display inconsistency” quite embarrassing. In fact, Internet users who tried to connect to their account on these two sites reported having accessed personal data of other users. The FDJ ensures that bank details have not been exposed, but that the security breach allows third parties to have access to personal data stored on the site (email address, first and last name, postal address and telephone number ). The security breach has not been exploited by cybercriminals, but it has been reported by several users on Friday night , while the sites of the FDJ knew a peak of traffic – because of the special draw of Friday 13. The French of the games explains to the Figaro that the problem is due to an internal malfunction “which resulted in a bad synchronization pages. The bug is currently being resolved. According to la Française des Jeux, only a “tiny part” of its 1.6 million registrants has been affected by this leak of data. The unavailability of the two sites during the weekend nevertheless prevented users wishing to bet online to go through digital services. The company now estimates 10% of the digital share in its turnover.

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