With high money at stake, casinos are always on the target of the fraudsters and thieves. And, now that more players have switched to online casinos, scammers and hackers have come into play. However, with the rise of hacking incidents, major online casinos have now started taking the threat seriously.
Cybersecurity is one of the primary concerns of online casino operators. There are more chances of hackers hitting an online casino than brick and mortar casinos. Over the past year or so, there have been several data breaches involving online casinos.
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For instance, earlier last year, an unsecured database was discovered revealing the details of about 108 million bets. The leaked information includes details such as user’s name, address, email addresses, bet amount and partial credit card numbers.
In August, ThaiCERT (Thailand Computer Security Coordination Center) came out with a warning that the data of about 3.3 million Thai citizens’ had been found in foreign database systems, suggesting their personal data may have been breached.
More recently, online gambling platform Super Casino suffered a data breach, exposing crucial information of the customers. According to Super Casino, hackers may have got their hands on the names, email addresses, telephone numbers, usernames, residential addresses, and the date of the user’s registration. Further, Super Casino said that hackers did not get access to user’s financial details such as credit cards, payment information or any other related document.
Taking lessons from such cases, online casino owners are spending a huge amount of time and money to strengthen online security. Moreover, if they don’t address such concerns, they will lose the trust the gamers, and eventually, their business as well.
Thus, they are taking the help of loss prevention officers and other experts to prevent user’s privacy and confidential data. For instance, online casinos are now using secure connections to send encrypted information. This means data is readable only to the person for whom it is intended. Also, major online casinos are overseen by regulatory bodies such as The Gaming Authority, giving them an extra layer of security.
Even though online casinos are working to build defenses all-around, you need to take precautions at your end as well. You should be careful of where and how you place your bets.