Ireland’s National Lottery reported that its website and its ticket machines came under a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack, which caused ticket sales to be halted for 2 hours. To compound matters, there was an increased interest in the lottery due to an unusually high jackpot estimated at €12m (£9m).
Lottery officials say no player information was compromised even as they continue to investigate the source of the attack.
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