‘Lottery needs to improve security to prevent manipulation’




The Dutch forces the Lottery Gaming Authority to take measures to improve the security of its systems. Following is a disclosure of the Volkskrant who showed that a Greek company can customize digital auctions without notice.

A study by the Gaming Authority shows that the lottery has not discussed his security. The study has not been published, but the Volkskrant states possess sources. Among others, the system by which the winning tickets will be drawn would prone to manipulation from outside. The Gaming Authority National Lottery would have by the lack of security forced to take action.

Both the Gaming Authority and the State Lottery will not respond to the imposed security measures. However, the lottery that the Gaming Authority of inquiries in consultation to the security and that it has assured full cooperation. However, the State Lottery that it “does not recognize” into allegations that the security is not in order.

In September, the authorities decided to launch an investigation into the security of the state lottery. Reason for this was a revelation in the Times, which showed that lots of outside digitally manipulated without notice. This was possible by a Greek company that manages systems for the lottery. Company employees had access to the digital cards and could manipulate them because there was not checked. However, it remains unclear whether there really abuse the vulnerabilities created. The Gambling Authority has found no evidence.


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