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Online, Mobile Gambling ‘Shellshocked’


Online Mobile Gambling Shellshocked 300x200 Online, Mobile Gambling ShellshockedAccording to a new report published Thursday by The Hill, the online gambling sector is being negatively impacted in a widespread fashion by Shellshock.

“A bug in nearly 70 percent of all Internet-connected devices is being used to create botnets that can remotely lock or lift data from computers, phones, medical devices or anything connected to the Web,” today’s report reads.

However, it’s the world of online gambling where the most targets are found, and presumably the most damage is being done.
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Help is On The Way for Mobile, Online Casino Security


Help is On The Way for Mobile Online Casino Security 300x201 Help is On The Way for Mobile, Online Casino SecurityThreatMetrix, a provider of context-based security and fraud prevention solutions, is jumping head-first into the online gaming market.

And given the escalating industry threats and gamer concerns that continue to impede the growth of online and mobile casino gaming, the firm’s entrance comes at an opportune time.

The company’s announcement this week confirms that ThreatMetrix recently became a registered vendor with the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement, enabling the provider to conduct business with casinos in Atlantic City.

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Cyber Attack Wreaks Havoc on Las Vegas Gaming Giant


Cyber Attack Wreaks Havoc on Las Vegas Gaming Giant Cyber Attack Wreaks Havoc on Las Vegas Gaming GiantOfficials at Las Vegas Sands Corp. say their core operating systems were not compromised this week during what has been called a “sophisticated cyber attack.”

Nonetheless, as of Wednesday evening, a number of the casino operator’s  websites were still down more than a full day after the attack commences.

In a statement, Las Vegas Sands spokesman Ron Reese said the company’s internal information technology team, outside consultants and experts made progress toward restoring the company websites and U.S. internal systems.

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Casino Officials Profess Safety of Online and Mobile Gambling


Casino Officials Profess Safety of Online and Mobile Gambling 300x199 Casino Officials Profess Safety of Online and Mobile GamblingDespite the creation of some 150,000 new online gambling accounts in New Jersey since late November, there remain substantial segments of the population and, in particular, the gaming community that will not embrace real-money online and mobile gambling.

Security concerns – of a personal and criminal nature – are the primary culprits. Some fear fraud and identity theft. Others are worried about addictive personalities falling into the online gambling trap.

Tropicana officials are marketing to consumers the security of their solutions, procedures, and impressive track record on compliance and adherence to appropriate security protocols and measures to curb dangerous gambling behaviors.
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FBI, Security Experts Issue Warning to Online and Mobile Real-Money Gamers


FBI Security Experts Issue Warning to Online and Mobile Real Money Gamers 300x300 FBI, Security Experts Issue Warning to Online and Mobile Real Money GamersOn Tuesday, a joint statement from some of the most respected authorities on security and privacy was released with a clear warning issued not only to online and mobile real-money gamers, but also to lawmakers considering an expansion of online gambling.

Those lending their expertise and signatures to the statement include:

  • Michael K. Fagan, career federal prosecutor and post-911 anti-terrorism coordinator active in investigating and prosecuting illegal offshore online commercial gambling enterprises
  • Earl L. Grinols, distinguished professor of economics at Baylor University, former senior economist for the President’s Council of Economic Advisers
  • Jim Thackston, software engineer with a background in the aerospace, manufacturing and energy industries
  • John Kindt, Professor of Business and Legal Policy, University of Illinois, Senior Editor, U.S. International Gaming Report

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High Tech Security Chasing High Tech Cheating in Casinos


High Tech Security Chasing High Tech Cheating in Casinos 300x199 High Tech Security Chasing High Tech Cheating in CasinosWith the advancement of technology, cheating in casinos is becoming a high tech business which is driving up the business for high tech security.

Calvinayre.com recently covered a New Jersey resident who was busted at the Mohegan Sun casino in Connecticut for putting an invisible “ink-like substance” on cards that only he could see with a special pair of infrared contact lenses.

The alleged suspect had been convicted in other states and wanted in yet another state for similar scams.

Similarly, the Asian market is investing more in high-tech security as scams are being uncovered. A couple of the reported cons include mini-cameras being hidden in card shuffling machines and mini-cameras being stealthily placed up sleeves.

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DDoS Attacks Now Seen as Part of Doing Business for Gambling Sites


DDoS Attacks Are Part Of Doing Business For Gambling Sites DDoS Attacks Now Seen as Part of Doing Business for Gambling SitesThe media often reports of our vulnerability to cyber-attacks and the increased threat they now represent.  However, as the International Business Times reports, for most gambling companies, the threats have become an ordinary part of doing business.

The attackers’ mode of operation is to typically launch a DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attack aimed a flooding a website with traffic from multiple sources taking it offline.

Previously, attackers would need to set up a network of compromised systems infected with a Trojan horse virus themselves.  But now, there are organizations for hire that can do the deed for them.  Online gambling companies have accepted these outages as an unfortunate cost of doing business. 

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