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
Joined: Jun '08
Age: 78 (M)
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.
Joined: Nov '11
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 35 (M)
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
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 .....
Edited by arrow-knee- (Monday, August 12, 2013 @ 15:31 GMT)
Joined: Jan '11
Location: United States
Age: 54 (M)
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.