I am an affiliate of pokerhost and here is the latest information I received from them regarding the "hack" - of course this doesn't help any of us affiliates as none of the affiliate links are working either.
But in any case .... Here is the latest from them -
Dear Clients, Readers and Followers:
We would like to give everyone the official version of what happened with our web site,
On Tuesday, June 8, 2006 at 4:18 CST a breach of security occurred at a REGISTRAR level. The account where this URL is registered, handling all DNS, contact, and such, information was tampered with and changed without the consent of the LEGAL owners of the account, and of course URL. It was at that time re-directed to an free hosting service located in Florida
, USA. The page that you currently see is nothing but a regular html file that simulates a pop-up page, by looking closely to the code of the page we could see that in reality is a regular page with a picture background of our front page.
What we have been able to determine at this time from the registrar is that they are undergoing a thorough investigation to give back FULL CONTROL of the Poker Host name and URL. We expect a final resolution of this incident within the next hours. We hope to have this issue remedied and FULLY amended. We will pursue the person, people or any associates involved in this matter to the fullest extent of the law.
Infringement on the rights of the legal owners of web sites and/or any users, visitors, clients and organizations affected by these flagrant disregards of private, intellectual and/or physical property should be brought to justice; regardless of the origin of the business that is operated by the owners of any URL(s).
As you have been able to see, on all these forums and posting sites, the current look and information of the site are completely fraudulent in nature. In essence, Poker Host’s web site has been hacked and hijacked. As you can see, there is form placed on the URL, which supposedly “harvests” any one persons information and supposedly sends to the FBI. This is totally false!
WE URGE ANY USERS AND/OR VISITORS TO NOT FILL ANY INFORMATION OUT SINCE WE HAVE NO GUARANTEE OF WHAT THIS INFORMATION MAY BE USED FOR!!
We hope this sheds some light on the problem at hand. We hope to be able to continue with our normal operations once these matters have been resolved. We are currently working on bringing up a backup site where you can find the REAL Poker Host web site. Fell free to contact us or send us an e-mail at any of our usual account names and just change the ending for .ws. I.E. firstname.lastname@example.org
Our kindest regards,
Poker Host Management Staff