Camelot, who run the National Lottery, have confirmed in a statement that some customer accounts may have been accessed by cyber criminals.
Camelot said in an online statement: Â â€œWe are currently taking all the necessary steps to fully understand what has happened, but we believe that the email address and password used on the National Lottery website may have been stolen from another website where affected players use the same details.â€
â€œWe do not hold full debit card or bank account details in National Lottery playersâ€™ online accounts and no money has been taken or deposited. However, we do believe that this attack may have resulted in some of the personal information that the affected players hold in their online account being accessedâ€.
The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has been working with the National Crime Agency (NCA) and Camelot Group to investigate the incident. A criminal investigation is now underway under the leadership of the National Crime Agency.