Personal Information of 3.5 Million Poker Players Spilled Online

Customers of the online poker Website Ultimate Bet (UB) are the victims of a data breach that spilled the private information of up to 3.5 million of its customers online over the weekend.

Customers of the online poker Website Ultimate Bet (UB) are the victims of a data breach that spilled the private information of up to 3.5 million of its customers online over the weekend.

Ultimate Bet, a property of the Cereus Poker Network, saw a slew of customer information posted online including players’ names, screen names, birth dates, e-mail addresses, phone numbers and mailing and IP addresses. Users’ UB account numbers were also found online in addition to their VIP, Affiliate and Blacklist statuses, all which are unique to the site. Customers’ credit card numbers and social security numbers don’t appear to have been leaked in this particular incident.

According to a report on PokerNewsDaily.com, the information was initially posted on the Two Plus Two poker strategy forums and taken offline shortly after. Even though it was only available for a short period, the information was quickly copied and distributed across various online mediums.

Poker news site Subject: Poker reports that while the leaked data is organized by country, the bulk of it is inconsistently labeled.  A column labeled “Password” doesn’t appear to be composed of typical passwords, according to the report. Information about two million US accounts, 319,000 Canadian accounts, 137,000 UK accounts and one million accounts from other countries were leaked.

The hack was just the latest blow to Ultimate Bet which, along with sites PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker and Absolute Poker, were taken offline in mid-April after a US Attorney filed money laundering and fraud charges against the sites’ owners. With the site essentially defunct and the company waiting in legal limbo, it remains to be seen if UB will issue a statement regarding the breach.

E-mails to Ultimate Bet went unanswered on Tuesday.

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