Dual DDoS Attacks Force Partypoker to Cancel Tournaments

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Hadn’t affected me but it is concerning when you put money down on a large MTT and are more worried about the site crashing than you crashing.
 
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Had a couple freerolls cancelled for me.No big deal.;) First time in almost 2 years this has happened so i'm still very happy with partypoker.:D ACR is a joke that's not funny,it's more sad than anything that they would even have the gall to comment.:p
 
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Had a couple freerolls cancelled for me.No big deal.;) First time in almost 2 years this has happened so i'm still very happy with PartyPoker.:D ACR is a joke that's not funny,it's more sad than anything that they would even have the gall to comment.:p


I was sort of thinking the same thing, but who knows? Maybe PP did the same to them at one point? It's probably best for any of the sites to stay quiet about these issues since any one of them could be next.
 
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not really was only in a few freerolls did not bother to play MTTs that day luckily for me eh ..need better security for these websites
 
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No.

I was not playing when that happened.
 
VisionNutz

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The hackers attacked

ACR
poker stars
party poker


the industry needs to come to an agreement that if this stuff keeps F****ing happening they have to refuse to pay the ransom. No negotiating with internet terrorists
 
iamtoldurghey

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Yes ddoss afected me. acr sucks in more ways than one
 
VisionNutz

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obviously they are going to target

888 poker next.... right?
 
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i play yesterday on partypoker i dont see problems
 
VisionNutz

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Here is an excerpt from an article in the news

"Not all countries were affected, however. Per Pokerfuse, the markets of Belgium, Bulgaria, Romania, and the Czech Republic not only remained connected, those players benefited from taking chips from the disconnected players in other markets.
Meanwhile, Monday began with continuing to resolve the player refund issues until more disconnections occurred. Another wave of the attack – or a fresh attack – prompted PokerStars to pause the tournaments yet again."
 
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ACR, PP now PS joined to the list of rooms, which are hunted by hackers. The fact that the room turned me off was unexpected. Nobody is immune from hacker attacks. Upsets the other that the PS has reacted so long to the problem. Dods Attack on other rooms should had compel PS ready for such a problem, but the PS does not want to learn from other room's mistakes, they have waited for problems at home and are only now struggling with it. This is not good.
 
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The hackers attacked

ACR
Poker Stars
Party Poker


the industry needs to come to an agreement that if this stuff keeps F****ing happening they have to refuse to pay the ransom. No negotiating with internet terrorists
Are the poker sites really paying a ransom?
 
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When I was in college we were asked to look around the room. We were told that some of these people in this room will be the reason you are here taking this class in Cyber Security. Some people do things because they think it is funny or will make them infamous, while others will try for money and fame.
There is always someone a little bit smarter than you, so eventually they will be caught.
 
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I've had games paused and/or suspended on both ACR and pokerstars. In all cases, I received a full refund. During the issue on Pokerstars, there was a guy on my table from canada who was stealing all the blinds so it wasn't just Europeans.

I am not aware of any of the poker sites paying a ransom so if someone has some evidence of that, I would love to see it. Unfortunately, it's not just poker sites that are being attacked by DDoS. We live in a world today where some individuals will try to take advantage of others any way they can.
 
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So, is there some band of merry men that DDos the crap out of online poker rooms doing the rounds right now? Seems like these guys are hitting all the main rooms.
 
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PokerStars and ACR/BCP seem to still be under attack at times this week. I haven't been on PartyPoker this week.
 
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Might be time to come back! Party is adding $$$ to some of their tournys as a Sorry about all the delays last week! Boom They add $500 to this freeroll tonite! :D Party rules! :thrasher:
 
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No, but I was affected by it on ACR when they were having the same issue. Poker sites need to have better security. DDoS attacks are getting out of hand on all poker websites. Something has to be done.
 
NinjaHands

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No, but I was affected by it on ACR when they were having the same issue. Poker sites need to have better security. DDoS attacks are getting out of hand on all poker websites. Something has to be done.


Same. ACR and BCP (which is my current fave).
A lot of speculation happened about whether it was faked, but from the looks in recent days and from what I've heard it's some band of cybercriminals.

Not sure what the point is though? Do they get paid? I heard someone talking about a ransom, but how can the DDosers not get caught?
 
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How nice that I just took a weekend during these problems
 
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