Millions of online poker players’ data leaked on the Internet
Online gambling sites have had a few mega breaches over the past few years. Now Ultimate Bet Poker (Blanca Games) has joined the unhappy ranks.
No one seems to know how or who or when, but a lot of data on 3.5 million players has reportedly been available on the web since November 20. According to Best Poker Rooms, the types of information in the spreadsheets include
- First name
- Last name
- Email address
- Phone number
- Street address
- Account balance (as of late 2010)
- IP addresses
- Deposit methods (but does not include actual bank account or ewallet info)
- Date of birth
- Ultimate Bet account number
- VIP status
- Affiliate information
- Blacklist status
Some accounts had what appears to be encrypted passwords.
Read more on Best Poker Rooms.
Subject: Poker adds some details:
The data is organized by country, with roughly 2 million US accounts, 319,000 Canadian accounts, 137,000 UK accounts, and roughly 1 million accounts from other countries. The data contains over a dozen columns in addition to those listed above, many of which we’ve been unable to identify. Indeed, all the columns are unlabeled, and many are inconsistent. In one spreadsheet, a column that contains IP addresses for some users contains physical addresses for others; in another, a column that contains screen names for some contains account numbers for others.