Ultimate Bet Player Information Leaked
by Pokeraddict, 12-03-2011 at 10:28 PM (987 Views)
Ultimate Bet player information was leaked. The information was placed in spreadsheets and uploaded onto an empty domain without an index page, leaving the file tree exposed. The information was placed there in mid November. The information was discovered by the poker community late this week after a link to the URL was posted on the Two Plus Two poker forum. The poster immediately deleted the post.
After being reported on by Subject Poker, the host of the website was contacted. While it took two days, the host finally removed the website. There is little information known about who owns the website or how they were able to receive the player info. All that is really known is that it was hosted by Calpop and the domain was registered in April 2010. There were over 3,000,000 player accounts exposed. Absolute Poker player information was not posted on this website.
The information leaked did not include any banking information, but did include names, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, date of birth, player balances, blacklist information and how the player signed up. There were also several other ID numbers but it does not look like passwords were exposed. It appears this information was obtained in late 2010.
To be safe, you should immediately change your passwords at any site that you used your Ultimate Bet password on. If you still have a balance at Ultimate Bet change your password there as well. Caution should be used when using any email associated with an Ultimate Bet email account as it could become the recipient of spam or other security issue.
Ultimate Bet has had a troubled year. They are essentially out of business and are attempting to enter liquidation after being one of the subjects of the Black Friday indictments. Cashouts have not been processed for over two months, leaving what could be as much as $50 million in potential liability to players. Now their player lists, one of the few assets Ultimate Bet has, was posted on the internet for all to see.