Optimal Shares Plunge Following Hack

Optimal Payments said customer data has been compromised as it investigates what could potentially be a much bigger breach, triggering a big drop in share price of the newly FTSE250 listed company.

The alleged hack relates to historical customers of the recently-acquired Moneybookers business and Neteller, its popular gambling payment processor service.

In a statement yesterday the company acknowledged two data breaches which occurred between 2009 and 2010.

It said both were reported to the regulatory authorities at the time.

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