Poker Training Site CardRunners Recently Hacked

Written by Thomas | Tuesday, May 10th, 2011


Online poker training site CardRunners was recently hacked by an unknown intruder.  The news was announced on blogs and forums all over the interwebs earlier in the day.

The hacker apparently got deep enough into their system to view customer emails and a few other pieces of vital information, but it is not known at this time just how much the hacker(s) may have gotten away with.

Management is also unaware of how this person got into their system so easily, with a few of the owners breathing a sigh of relief after they found the hacker early during a routine systems check.

As many of you know already, CardRunners is one of the most popular poker training websites out there, with many of their top pros also being sponsored “red pros” at Full Tilt Poker. ┬áThe website also represents the “new breed” of online poker players, with many of them playing in the highest stakes games both online and live.

With affordable monthly rates and access to some of the most elite poker players in the world, the site has made a name for itself in the poker training market.

The following is the email I received regarding the hack:

Dear xxxxxx,

Last night we identified and stopped an illegal intrusion of the CardRunners servers.

While no customer credit card or financial information was compromised, we have confirmed that the following customer information related to your account may have been compromised:

  • Email Address
  • Encrypted Password
  • IP Address

Out of an abundance of caution, we have forced your password to be reset. If you use your CardRunners username or password for other unrelated services or accounts, we recommend that you change them as well.

Your new password is: *********

CardRunners will never contact you in any way asking for any personally identifiable information so please be vigilant in not providing such information to anyone that represents themselves as working for CardRunners.

We regret any inconvenience this causes and want to ensure you that we will continue to work to ensure that additional measures are taken to protect your private information.

Regards,
CardRunners Support

 

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