BETTING NIGERIA Nigerian Betting Company Denies Breach 3 years ago Samuel Post Views: 1,168 Nigerian online betting company SureBet247 has told the public not to be deceived by “false” reports that the firm has suffered a serious data breach. According to the website iAfrikan.com, over 32GB of SureBet247 data, spread across six databases, has been exposed online. The information affected by the alleged incident includes user profiles, betting slip logs, a list of SureBet247 staff email addresses, and data linked to the company’s website surebet247.com. The alleged breach came to light after an anonymous source found SureBet247 data online and tipped off Australian security researcher and haveibeenpwned founder Troy Hunt. “Within the databases there’s everything from user records to betting histories, the latter consuming more than 100M rows in one of the databases,” said Hunt. “I’m yet to total the user records, but multiple databases contained hundreds of thousands of user records each, so the number is substantial. Impacted data includes names, email addresses, dates of birth and betting records. It’s not yet clear whether passwords were also compromised, that’s something I’m hoping to clarify with them.” The anonymous source reached out to Hunt in December 2019 after an attempt to warn SureBet247 of a potential security issue was spurned. Hunt contacted iAfrikan after his own efforts to notify SureBet247 of the alleged breach elicited no response. When iAfrikan’s Tefo Mohapi contacted the gambling company to warn them of the alleged breach, he received a suggestion to email technical support and the response that it was SureBet247’s decision whether or not to notify their customers of a possible data breach. According to MyNaijaBlog.com, the director-normal of Nigeria’s National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has requested that an investigation into the alleged breach be carried out by the Data Breach Investigation Workforce. SureBet247 has publicly denied that any data breach has taken place. Earlier today, the company posted the following message on Twitter: “Dont be decieve [sic] by any false info. We weren’t breached on any data. Thanks.” SureBet247 was founded in 2011 and trades under the name ChessPlus International Limited. According to Mohapi, other online sports betting operators may have been affected by the alleged security incident. The exposed databases indicate that BetAlfa, BetWay, BongoBongo, and TopBet may have been compromised. Source: infosecurity-magazine.com About Post Author Samuel I am a journalist specializing in gambling in Africa and around the world. I am particularly interested in stories about games and casinos. See author's posts SamuelI am a journalist specializing in gambling in Africa and around the world. I am particularly interested in stories about games and casinos. Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Print Tags: betting, Nigeria, SureBet247 Continue Reading Previous How the betting industry has become inextricably linked to footballNext Govt’ Introduces New Rules on Betting More Stories BETTING SOUTH AFRICA Pragmatic Play Expands South African Footprint with World Sports Betting 4 days ago Samuel NIGERIA ONLINE Benefits of gambling with minimal investment in Nigeria 5 days ago Szarlot BETTING UGANDA Ugandan health worker loses 6,7 million bet on World Cup game 5 days ago Samuel BETTING NIGERIA 10 secrets of successful online football betting 6 days ago Samuel NIGERIA ONLINE SEC of Nigeria will not make cryptocurrencies part of its targets 7 days ago Samuel HOT NEWS NIGERIA Overview of the Nigerian gambling market 7 days ago Szarlot BETTING GHANA Different types of soccer bet you can place any time 7 days ago Samuel BETTING SOUTH AFRICA Hollywoodbets Announces Bafana Bafana Legend Teko Modise as a Brand Ambassador 1 week ago Samuel BETTING SOUTH AFRICA Pragmatic Play Expands South African Footprint with World Sports Betting 1 week ago Szarlot BETTING TANZANIA 10Bet Continues Expansion in Africa 2 weeks ago Samuel BETTING GHANA Hooked: Sports betting addiction in Ghana youth 2 weeks ago Szarlot EXPERTS NIGERIA MoMo taps bill payment to broaden offerings, promote financial inclusion 2 weeks ago Samuel Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment * Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Δ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.