National Lottery website brought down by cyber hack attack leaving thousands unable to buy tickets

cyber attack brought down the the National Lottery website last night, Camelot has admitted.

The website was down for more than an hour-and-a-half yesterday evening, due to a distributed denial of service (DDOS) attack – when hackers flooded the website with online traffic.

A Camelot spokesperson said: “Unfortunately, as experienced by many companies, The National Lottery website was subject to a DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) incident for around 90 minutes this evening (from around 6pm until 7.30pm).”

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Source: The Mirror