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
  • Username
  • 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.

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