twoplustwo forum hacking – with the poker news of the 2+2 hacking and the subsequent shut down of the forum still reverberating around the online poker world, we have compiled a ‘hand history’ of the suspects.
The real question is why would anyone want to hack twoplustwo? The answers involves a problem as old as the industry … player lists.
‘Hand History’ of 2+2 hacking suspects
Absolute Poker or Ultimate Bet owners or those involved – revenge for the ‘Superuser Account’ discovery on 2+2?
Daniel Negraneu – ban hammer revenge? Attack started around the time of Negraneu’s twoplustwo forum ban. The current attack either ramped up the last couple of days or discovered today … after his 330,000 euro win in the Monte Carlo Super High Roller tournament?
Full Tilt Poker – as they were getting ready to relaunch the 2+2 forum attack started and the week it collapsed the forum gets shut down? Revenge on all the anger and hatred posted against FTP?
Full Tilt Poker owners (Ferguson etc) – A big FU to 2+2 posters and your photoshop threads?
twoplustwo banned members – a member or group of 2+2 members who have been subjected to some of the ridiculous bans handed out?
2+2 scammer – someone outed on the 2+2 forum?
And now seriously …
Other poker forums – to get new members to visit their site or get the twoplustwo member database?
Hackers – Those involved in hacking Betfair in the past, like Turkguvenligi? Or even commercial Hackers who will sell the DB for cash. Who would buy the 2+2 database? Who wouldn’t buy it or want to buy it?
Poker sites – massive player database for free of those very keen and wanting to play poker …
Poker sites player database lists for sale
Poker lists of a sites player database have been sold and passed round the online poker world since it started. Employees or 3rd party contractors like IT specialists get their hands on a companies database of players and can sell them very easily to other poker sites and especially poker affiliates.
One of the largest iPoker affiliates, who is based in the UK and offers immense illegal rakeback deals, specialises in basically bribing employees to get a current player database list. The prices paid would surprise many of those who are not involved in the industry.
The list price will depend on the quality of the DB, how many players and which site it is from. You are given a sample of the information provided and then have to decide what you think it is worth.
Those selling the lists do not give advice on how you can get your email delivered successfully to those on the list. Which is where a lot of people suddenly find out the real problem of using these lists.