Hackers infect thousands of computers with online poker cheating malware


Posted on the 21st of September 2015

Hackers infect thousands of computers with online poker cheating malware

There is a nasty online poker malware program that has been silently infecting thousands of computers since March 2015. According to ESET, an Internet security company, the virus infects a computer from an outside source, such as a torrent download. It then lurks in the computer system as a PC utility such as a poker calculator, or in a file sharing application. The virus monitors the computer’s activities until the user logs into Pokerstars or Full Tilt Poker. That is when the malware program springs to life and takes screenshots of the user’s activities, the cards they are dealt and the player’s ID. The screenshots and any other stolen information is then sent to the hacker who finds the user in an online game and plays against him/her with knowledge of their hand. Newer versions of this malware have an additional ability to access other parts of the computer and record login details including usernames and passwords. According to ESET, this spyware has been active for several months, and most of the players who have fallen victim to it are from Eastern Europe, particularly from Russia and the Ukraine.

  • Comments Off on Hackers infect thousands of computers with online poker cheating malware

Comments are closed.