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High-Stakes Player Gets $35,000 Refunded After Computer Hacking Investigations

Tags: Douglas WCGRider Polk, Forbidden536, fraud, hacking investigation, pokerstars
Posted on Friday, August 09, 2013 by "T".
According to some news sources, Douglas "WCGRider" Polk, a regular of PokerStars nosebleed tables, recently got approximately $35,000 refunded after PokerStars found out that he had fallen victim to a computer hacker. It all began in March when Polk played against an unknown "fish" named "Forbidden536" at a $5/$10 no-limit hold'em table. The two moved up to $25/$50 after some time and then $50/$[...]   Read more » High-Stakes Player Gets $35,000 Refunded After Computer Hacking Investigations

  9-Aug-13, 16:24   #1
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mascona 

Joined: Jun '08
Location: Poland
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So Poker Stars just shoot themself in the foot by saying that it's possible to see the opponent card by using special programs....if one did, so the other can also do and the only reason they investigate that situation was a rapport from potential victim.

     
  9-Aug-13, 16:30   #2
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arrow-knee- 

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this is a repost

     
  9-Aug-13, 16:51   #3
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takingdrugs 

Joined: Nov '11
Location: United Kingdom
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Posts: 744
No poker stars did not shot themselves in the foot it wasn't a problem from poker stars
The hacker had access to doug's computer and must of installed somthing to grab screen image WCGRider seem to always get screwed over, he's the one that outed brad booth for stealing money on 2+2

     
  9-Aug-13, 17:10   #4
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TheMachineQC 

Joined: Apr '10
Location: Canada
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Posts: 2126
Of course if a good hacker gets access to your personal computer he can install a program to be able to see your screen from a distance. (just like teamviewer but without you knowing it)

So this has nothing to do with pokerstars, it's about your personnal computer's security.

     
  9-Aug-13, 17:12   #5
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win_10 
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this is gracias

     
  10-Aug-13, 00:04   #6
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iggyo 
Joined: Jul '12
Location: Canada
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Obviously, cheaters are too stupid or too greedy. The right way to do it would be to lose some small pots and the occasional big pot to keep him on the hook and to evade suspicion.

     
  10-Aug-13, 14:49   #7
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carluimaca 

Joined: Sep '09
Location: Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
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Look at who your friends are ... and see what you get; much luck that pokerstars money back

     
  12-Aug-13, 10:59   #8
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AASuited666 
Joined: Aug '13
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Well as receiving money from PokerStars

     
  12-Aug-13, 15:22   #9
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xxxperv 

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b******t story to make Pkr Strs look good.

     
  12-Aug-13, 15:26   #10
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arrow-knee- 

Joined: Jul '12
Location: Netherlands
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Posts: 560
agreed with above

if he really did get hacked then the guy who hacked him for remote view shoudlve know who he is had atelast some sort of contact be it true an uploaded file or plain hacking in anycase its not like u just have remote viewing on your pc and even if you do you still need to activate and fill in the numbers of the other pc and then activate it so the guy must have downloaded or installed some sort of program containing another program (a secret one) that has activated it and then he has remote view then the same guy uploads funds on pokerstars to play that guy sounds a bit far fetchet plus if he did this he couldve also taking complete controll of this guys pc and mike him go all in whenever he wants so yeah its not as easy as 1 2 3 but i think its just another ps bs promo that the guy got paid some money to say he got hacked and how wonderfull pokerstars has responded ..... Thumbs Down

Edited by arrow-knee- (Monday, August 12, 2013 @ 15:31 GMT)


     
  22-Aug-13, 17:43   #11
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sergejcho 
Joined: Jun '13
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I think this is good for players , but if this is a story only to take new players because they are "PROTECTED" !!!

     
  22-Aug-13, 23:50   #12
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Greenmohave 

Joined: Jan '11
Location: United States
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Wow! Makes you wonder what all one would do to gain an upper hand in the attempt to steal money. I guess if one is willing to risk their freedom, friendships and respect some people will do anything. Just a weird scenario!
Glad to see he got his money back and I'd like to hear if the thief got jail time.

     
  23-Aug-13, 04:24   #13
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Vinnyceptr 
Joined: Nov '12
Location: Belgium
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My guess is that he deffently will have got jailtime. It's basicly the same as robbing the local store but from the safety of his home/cyber cafe/hotspot.

     
  5-Sep-13, 23:46   #14
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ayaraled 
Joined: Apr '11
Location: Philippines
Age: 39 (M)
Posts: 544
accessign someones computer and playing against them in poker....nice straregy..how could you win if your opponent sees your cards...all in every hand? Smile

     
  23-Nov-13, 15:47   #15
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doubletop777 
Joined: Mar '11
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 47 (M)
Posts: 5557
This is like something out of a Hollywood movie. I would never have thought this could happen in real life and this story fascinates me. Big Brother is watching!!

     
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