More Indictments for the Affactive Bunch

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ACCUSED READ RIVAL OPERATORS’ EMAILS, LAUNCHED DDOS ATTACKS
The new indictment (read it here) also charges Shalon, Orenstein and their accomplices with operating “at least 12” illegal online casinos, which generated “millions of dollars in profits per month” via their US-facing activity between 2007 and the July arrests. Shalon is said to have stashed $100m in bank accounts in Switzerland and other jurisdictions, the possible seizure of which likely has the feds salivating like Pavlovian dogs.

The accused also hacked rival gambling operators in order to steal customer databases and, while it’s not in the indictment, are believed to have manipulated thousands of mostly inactive blogs via a WordPress exploit to push Affactive gambling sites to the top of Google search rankings.

The indictment notes that the accused repeatedly spammed US gamblers, aka “email promotions distributed on a massive scale.” Shalon also read the emails of top execs at other online gambling companies and targeted same with distributed denial of service (DDOS) attacks “in response to perceived misconduct by [the sites] directed at Shalon’s casinos.”

Shalon also broke into the email accounts of online gambling software developers “to ensure that the companies’ work with Shalon’s competitors did not, in Shalon’s view, compromise the success of Shalon’s unlawful internet gambling businesses.”

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