According to what Team PokerStars Pro Daniel Negreanu wrote on his twitter yesterday, he had both his e-mail and PokerStars account hacked. And according to different tracking sites, the hacker managed to play over 400 hands on the "KidPoker" account and lost more than $46k before PokerStars stopped him.
This is what Negreanu wrote when he found out that his e-mail account had been hacked:
"Im[...] Read more » Hacker took over Daniel Negreanu's poker account
Joined: Nov '11
Age: 52 (F)
Ho boy, this is a real security matter, first thing first, some comments talk about Daniel account 46k was only pocket change.....Hey realy!!!!, the fact that he as money is nobody's business, he earned it, second, every sunday someone is winning big on the sunday million, and i'm sure they would'nt want their account hack, we should be able to play online with some peace of mind, but it is tricky, so many people can be involved, hackers and friends of those, and also maybe some people keep their passwords on their e-mail account because they have multisites, not a good idea....hope security will increase ....i'm sure they can find from wich computer it has been done ( IPS ).....Can't wait to ear more about it, Let us know Dan and good luck at the table
Joined: Nov '11
Age: 62 (F)
This is the price of the fame, and probably the hacker tryed to prove himself he could do that. I can understand everything is possible, but it is very bad for pokerstars, everything can think his money is not sure. Pokerstars must do something quickly.
------------ Somebody says that money is pocket change for Negreanu. I think a "few" thousands dollars are too much for everybody. Negreanu need much hours for winning that money.
Edited by troyapaisa55 (20 February 2012 @ 14:42 GMT)
Joined: Mar '11
Age: 36 (M)
is so complicated, they are hacking up poker accounts if the account of a pro site has no more security of amateur imagine, already know how the hacker did it? it is interesting that the guy lost money negreanu of the concern is with the image.