The Extraordinary Christmas Lottery and its cybersecurity implications EN

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Pay close attention to today's post because we bring you an article about cyber threats related to the Christmas lottery campaign! The Christmas season arrives, a time of celebrations that many people look forward to all year long. Decorations, lights, gifts, special meals and, of course, the Extraordinary Christmas Lottery. This event, which is one of the most popular nationally, has been held every year on December the 22nd since 1812 and has become a cultural phenomenon of international relevance in which up to 7 out of 10 adults in Spain participate annually. In this event, the public state agency Loterías y Apuestas del Estado offers for sale in all the Autonomous Communities of the nation, tickets containing five numerical numbers, which on December 22nd can be awarded during the celebration of the draw, which on this occasion will take place at the Teatro Real in Madrid, as has been the case in recent years. These tickets have been on sale in 2023 since July 12th of this year and up to 185 million tickets have been released, according to RTVE[1].