William Hill has been losing £ 4,4 million daily in hacker attacks since Tuesday. The company has become the victim of DDoS attacks which have caused the traffic flooding to the target website and its impossibility to operate properly.
The company notified the clients about the hacker attack on Twitter: ‘William Hill websites were intermittently impacted during the course of yesterday following DDoS attack by third parties. While the disruption attempt was ongoing, our technical teams were able to restore services last night. We apologize for any inconvenience caused to our customers.’ Currently, William Hill online services remain inaccessible to users.
Taking into account William Hill’s revenues — £ 4,4 million daily — the temporary unavailability of the sites causes serious financial losses to the company.
Let’s remind that in October 2016, Brian Krebs, an American journalist, predicted a sharp increase in the number of hacker attacks due to the posting of the most recent hacking tools and techniques on HackForums. At that time Willian Hill online services were named among the most likely targets of cybercriminals.