Bad Weekend For Winamax

By Brian Cullingworth, Last updated Sep 28, 2018

French online poker provider under DDoS attack

Reports are surfacing that last weekend the French online poker provider Winamax saw its tournament activities severely disrupted by a DDoS attack from presently undisclosed hackers.

The attack follows similar experiences in recent months that have seen leading online poker providers targeted (see previous InfoPowa reports).

In an apology to players, Winamax management assured that the assault has impacted only a small number of accounts, but in order to ensure the integrity of its offering it felt obliged to interrupt tournaments.

“In order to keep proceedings fair, and in order for the disconnected players to not be put in an unfavourable position compared to the players who can continue playing, Winamax voluntarily interrupted all tournaments,” the advisory revealed.

The company of course took the opportunity to assure players that Winamax services and security technology remains high, and that player funds in accounts are safe

Players adversely impacted by the interrupted tournament schedule will be reimbursed in compliance with the company’s terms and conditions.

Brian Cullingworth

Infopowa news was a staple of Casinomeister’s news from 2000 until 2019. Brian Cullingworth was the main writer, contributor, and was one of the most knowledgeable persons I have ever known involved in the online casino industry.

We first met in January 2001 at the ICE in London where I observed him going booth to booth interviewing online casino, software, and licensing jurisdiction representatives. Brian was also heavily involved with our forum as “Jetset“, he was involved as an informal consultant to eCOGRA, the OPA, and was a player advocate who assisted countless aggrieved players with his connections to industry folks. He also published “Casino Cautions” via Infopowa news for quite a number of years. These can be found in our news archives.

His passing in February 2019 was a dark day for us. He will be forever missed.

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