Ohio Lottery gives update on Christmas Eve cybersecurity breach | #hacking | #cybersecurity | #infosec | #comptia | #pentest | #ransomware

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WKBN)- The Ohio Lottery provided an update on the cybersecurity incident that happened on Christmas Eve.

According to a press release, the Ohio Lottery now knows that the information belonging to our customers and retailers which was obtained by an unauthorized third party appears to have been leaked.  

While the investigation continues, the lottery advises all of its valued customers and retailers to exercise caution when it comes to their credit.

Some steps can be taken right away to help protect personal information, including placing a fraud alert or security freeze on credit files and obtaining and monitoring a free credit report. 

To do so, customers can contact any of the three credit bureaus listed below.

P.O. Box 105069
Atlanta, GA 30348-5069
(800) 525-6285

P.O. Box 9554
Allen, TX 75013
(888) 397-3742

Fraud Victim Assistance Department
P.O. Box 2000
Chester, PA 19016-2000
(800) 680-7289

The Ohio Lottery said that it will notify affected individuals as quickly as possible.

Reports said that the incident did not involve any Ohio Lottery games or the technology systems on which the Lottery operates. The Ohio Lottery said that it is safe to continue purchasing tickets.

For the most up-to-date Ohio Loterry security information, click here.


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