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Pokertracker.com Hacked

Discussion in 'Casinomeister's Poker Room' started by pokeraddict, Sep 14, 2007.

    Sep 14, 2007
  1. pokeraddict

    pokeraddict Webmaster

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    It has been confirmed at 2+2 by Pat that Pokertracker.com has been hacked. It would be a good idea to not use PT or at the very least turn off auto updates until the site is back under Pat's control. I'll post when it fixed.
     
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  2. Sep 14, 2007
  3. pokeraddict

    pokeraddict Webmaster

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    It's still down. Some players reported getting trojans. Since the site is down the threat should be over for possible updates, to be sure I would still not visit PT or run it if you auto check for updates. I'll alert when this is resolved.
     
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  4. Sep 19, 2007
  5. pokeraddict

    pokeraddict Webmaster

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    Pokertracker.com was live again on Monday. With the other industry news going on I forgot to post it here. According to Pat the site was simply hacked, the site files and the software were never compromised.
     
  6. Sep 19, 2007
  7. lots0

    lots0 Banned User - troll posts - flaming PABnonaccred

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    How is it possible that the site was hacked but
    As a bit of an expert in this sort of thing, and I find that statement very very very hard to believe.

    So how was the owner of Poker Tracker aware that his site was hacked if no files were 'compromised'?
     
  8. Sep 19, 2007
  9. pokeraddict

    pokeraddict Webmaster

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    The website was hacked but none of the patches or software downloads were changed. In other words the html/php whatever was replaced. I guess I meant the software files stored on the site. I worded it poorly.
     
  10. Sep 19, 2007
  11. wangpoker

    wangpoker Experienced Member PABnononaccred2 webmeister

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    Hack PT and see hole cards of other players
    this theory was prompted by china pro players long ago!

    AP case has been discussed extensively on chinese poker forums. many people think PT is the fault.
     
  12. Sep 19, 2007
  13. lots0

    lots0 Banned User - troll posts - flaming PABnonaccred

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    Again, it is virtually impossible to tell what, if anything was changed by the hackers. So that statement is questionable at best.

    About the only way to be absolutely sure the files and db are not corrupted after a hack is to restore the entire site from a separate backup that was not stored on the same server as the hack occurred on. But as this usually means a loss of data, most folks won't deal with a hack this way.

    I don't know how Poker Tracker dealt with their restore after the hack. So maybe they did dot all the I's and cross all the T's. But if they are telling you that just a few pages were messed up and its no big deal, it sounds to me like they did not bother to restore the entire site from a backup.
     
  14. Sep 19, 2007
  15. GrandMaster

    GrandMaster Ueber Meister CAG

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    You could keep cryptographic hashes of the files with something like Tripwire to determine what has been changed.
     
  16. Sep 19, 2007
  17. pokeraddict

    pokeraddict Webmaster

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    I think the entire online poker community has faith in Pat and his product.
     
  18. Sep 19, 2007
  19. pokeraddict

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    It certainly is possible. I wonder if everybody that got cheated was running PT. That would be some interesting research.
     

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