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Betfair Fall Victim to Cyber Attack, Fails to Notify Customers

Bad news has struck both online gaming giant Betfair and its user base as the company now reports on its recent trouble with cyber crime. The digital attack in question saw massive amounts of member information — some of it linked to bank accounts and security questions — being stolen by the perpetrators.

In the media fallout that has followed the cyber attack, has told press that it failed to inform its users that the attack had occurred — and that many of them would have been financially compromised by it. Sky News, in reporting on the story, alleges that some 3.1 million account names linked to security questions were stolen in the attack. 2.9 million usernames alone and almost 90,000 usernames linked to bank account information were also nabbed by the perpetrators. Betfair justified its failure to notify its customers of the attack by stating that doing so would have interfered with an ongoing Serious Organized Crime Agency investigation. The company also stated that its existing security measures had rendered the stolen data unusable.

The outrage that has followed this news is considerable and will do far more damage to Betfair’s reputation than if the company had informed its members of the security breach straightaway. Regardless of how its users feel about their site of choice now, Betfair has told press that it is taking all necessary measures in strengthening its security to ensure that a similar attack won’t take place in the future.

Betfair Sportsbook Expands Its Services with New Video Options

Popular online bookkeeper, Betfair, has just announced new expansions to its service line-up that should help to keep the site relevant for serious punters. Live sporting events from across Europe have been added to the internet sportsbook as part of a substantial platform update that will make Betfair a more attractive option for betting enthusiasts.

The new live video options now appearing on Betfair are the result of the company’s recent agreement signing with The Sportsman Media Group GmbH, a sports rights and marketing agency. Betfair members receive benefits from the deal that include more wager-ready matches across Europe and an increase in live, streaming events. New videos will be available from top games across the European Handball Federation, the Confederation of European Valleyball, football from Spain’s La Liga, Germany’s Bundesliga and more. The Sportsman Media Group specializes in live stream support and brings years of experience in the industry to Betfair in order to make the site a great choice for punters that want to enjoy plenty of variety with their betting.

Betfair’s streaming video services add to their existing roster to make their bookkeeping coverage even more extensive than before. Their working relationship with The Sportsman Media Group is great, not only for the two companies involved in the new agreement, but also for members of the site.

BetFair Poker Software Update


BETFAIR POKER has completed the latest in a series of upgrades to its software.

Renamed “BETFAIR POKER Plus”, the software gives customers the most significant increase in capability since Betfair Poker re-launched its own poker platform in October 2006.

Among the 25 individual enhancements is the option to choose from a selection of different views for multi-tabling. The “old” view will remain an option but customers can now spawn connecting tables, detach and re-attach tables and re-size windows.

Improve multi-tabling functionality allows for up to 15 tables to be played at the same time and graphic and resolution are vastly improved. The default view has also been enlarged to improve visibility.

"The latest upgrade offers some major customer facing improvements and we have had very positive feedback. But we won’t be resting our laurels, we’ll continue to look to the future" said Betfair’s Head of Poker, Ben Fried.

BETFAIR POKER's software development team receives input from real players and continues to work closely with customers aiming to create an approachable, intuitive and forward-thinking poker platform.

Since launching on its own poker platform, BETFAIR POKERhas made 12 software updates.

If you are into Poker, be sure to give BETFAIR POKER a try!