Monday, March 19, 2007

Poker News... Greg "Fossilman" Raymer Hacked!

Another high profile hacking... this time the Poker Stars account of Greg Raymer more popularly known as the Fossilman has been hacked. While it does seem to be a worrying trend lately we can take some relief from the amature nature of the events...

Apparently people watching Greg via the 'Find Team Poker Stars' player function found him at several Heads-up SNG tables all with the same player called “Ikeyrson". The chip dumping was so obvious that it brought tears to the eyes with Fossilman calling an almost all-in bet first hand then folding for his last few chips...

The good news is that this was quickly spotted and reported to Stars Support (IMHO the best of any poker site) and the rogue account frozen... one more reason to be aware of security though - we all need to treat out Poker Accounts with the same respect for security that we would treat our online banking.

Cheers, Mark

2 comments:

Doomswitched said...

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Yorkshire Pudding said...

Funny thing is the hacker actually guess Raymer's password! I reckon it was "McDonalds"!

Joking aside, it's quite scary that someone can enter your username and have unlimited guesses at your password without it being flagged to security.