Famous daily fantasy sports operator DraftKings confirmed Monday that many of its customer accounts were compromised due to irregular activity on third-party internet sites. Online hacking activity led to hundreds of thousands of dollars in unauthorized withdrawal of customer funds in a short period of time, and the popular sports betting operator on Tuesday sought to mitigate the results.
DraftKings co-founder Paul Lieberman said in a statement that the hack affected about $300,000 in customer funding and that the operator was confident it would “completely make all affected customers.”
One of the affected customers received a warning from DraftKings approving a $437 withdrawal request to send funds to their Houston address at 10:11 p.m. on Sunday. The customer claimed that the request must be fraudulent because he said he didn’t live anywhere near Houston. Another customer from Kansas City, Missouri, told the DraftKings account that the $19,439,00 disappeared at 8:30 p.m. on Sunday night and should be returned 40 minutes later. 슬롯머신
The company believes its systems are intact and claims hackers have accessed only about $300,000 in customer funds. “We have not seen any evidence that DraftKings’ system was compromised to obtain this information,” the DraftKings co-founder was confident.
The origin of the account fraud activity is unknown. According to cybercrime experts, cybercriminals may have used “credential stuffing” technology, which occurs when the same personal password is used on multiple Internet sites. Once cybercriminals get their compromised passwords, a new website will test them.