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TCS Forensics, Subject Matter Expert: British Columbia Lottery Corporation Data Breach

Excerpt from “Campbell confident in BCLC after breach“:

Meanwhile, a local security expert is warning that hackers and cyber-thieves will be on the alert when B.C.’s virtual casino goes back online.

Ryan Mattinson, a forensic examiner and computer security consultant, said the troubles are far from over for the lottery corporation.

“In this day and age, there’s a baseline level of activity just from being online,” he said.

“Everyone’s having their systems probed and having automated attacks … run against them to see if there’s anything that can be easily taken advantage of out there. And after something like this happens, then BCLC is going to be getting a little bit of extra attention.”

Mattinson doesn’t want to see the website running again anytime soon.

He said the lottery corporation needs to go back to the drawing board to beef up its security and quality control.

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