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UK National Lottery knocked offline by DDoS attack

02
Oct
2017
UK National Lottery knocked offline by DDoS attack

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Saturday evening is a big night for the UK National Lottery, as draws are made and jackpot winners discover that they are newly-made millionaires.

It’s no wonder that many people choose to gamble a few pounds on a Saturday evening, in the hope that they might be the lucky ones. Yes, you could go to one of the National Lottery’s 46,000 retailers up and down the country to buy your ticket – or you could take the (much) easier route of simply visiting the lottery’s website or firing up their smartphone app.

Except, on Saturday 30 September, those online options weren’t available to you, as www.national-lottery.co.uk and its associated app were made inaccessible by online criminals who flooded the site with traffic.

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