How Paddy Power followed stolen client data to Ontario home

From Dublin to Ontario via Malta - the story behind one of the largest data breaches in Irish corporate history.

11th August, 2014
Paddy Power has more than 1.9 million online customers

Jason Ferguson said the job was straightforward: buy a gambling company’s client data and flip it to a rival who could use the information to win new customers.

Instead, the story ended last month with a fleet of cars arriving outside his home in a cul-de-sac in a suburb of Brockville, a town three-and-a-half hours drive northeast of Toronto.

The convoy included forensics experts and representatives of Paddy Power, the operator of the...

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