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      BC Lottery Re-Launches Gambling Website

      Sep 07, 2010

      The BC Lottery Corp. re-launched PlayNow.com, its online gambling website, a month after security breaches forced its closure. Just hours after its initial launch on July 15, 2010, the site was shuttered after it was learned a security breach had affected the personal information of more than 134 Canadians — 12 of whom had their personal information exposed to other users on the site.

      "The external review found the root cause of the problem to be a glitch in a newly released part of the software," the lottery company's president and CEO Michael Graydon told the Vancouver Sun. Graydon also said, "The problems required more than five weeks of troubleshooting, for a total revenue loss of more than $5 million." The cost of the outside investigation, conducted by consulting firm Deloitte, was not disclosed.

      Graydon told the Sun he was “extremely confident that no similar security breaches would occur” because “the software is used and trusted around the world."

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