Online Casino Security Ongoing Against Hackers

Published Friday, November 11, 2016 -
Online Casino Security Ongoing Against Hackers

Security has a price and online casinos pay large for safe passage on the information highway. Recent attacks by the hacker villains and thieves on the U.K. online gambling operator William Hill points to the fact that his is a problem that isn’t going away any time soon.
In Ontario Canada a major casino data bank was hacked recently sending another clear message that security vigilance is of vital important.

Back in October of 2016 online gambling domains braced for digital attacks after the source code for a new type of distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack was posted online by the HackForums hacking community. The hackers then crippled one of Britain's biggest bookies in a huge cyber-attack which cost the firm millions of pounds in lost revenue. A spokesman for William Hill told The Register, "The online services of William Hill were intermittently impacted during the course of yesterday following Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) activity by third parties." the spokesperson continued, "This follows a significant increase in DDoS activity experienced by a number of online companies over recent weeks,"

Hackers are sometimes trying to make the world a more transparent place such as when the  Anonymous hackers' group briefly shut down company websites of billionaire Czech Finance Minister Andrej Babis's food and agriculture empire in protest of a law that gave the state the power to close illegal gambling sites.  DDoS attacks are also used as leverage for blackmail. Once a hacking group has a reputation for being able to field a large and dangerous botnet to knock servers offline, they can demand huge ‘protection’ payments from businesses who would be financial affected by an attack.

Playing at an online gambling regulated casino or sports book which has many safeguards in place gives the punter a certain amount of security. It is still up to the player to do so responsibly and keep your cards close to your chest.

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