Higher roller poker players are a tempting target for cybercriminals and an incident that occurred a few days ago is a perfect example. A hacker called highgrind22 has managed to clear around $140,000 (€112,000) from the account of a Lock Poker player known as MicahJ.
According to OnlinePoker.net
, the fraudster contacted the victim and told him that he wanted to buy some of his Lock Poker funds. To prove that he had the necessary cash, he sent MicahJ
a screenshot of his bank account.
Hidden inside the screenshot was a keylogger that recorded the sensitive information the player typed into his computer.
After gaining access to the valuable information, the crook started transferring money from MicahJ’s
account. Besides transferring around $54,000 (€43,000) to his own account, the hacker also played and lost around $90,000 (€72,000).
The victim’s account was overtaken for three consecutive days, allowing the attacker to freely perform the malicious activities.