Canadian poker player “dbecks23ex” is the first winner of the jackpot on tap at The Deal, the mini-game part of Full Tilt’s Players Club.
The win comes one month after the poker room decided to launch its brand new Players Club, an all-new loyalty program aimed at attracting more recreational players to the platform.
Accessible to all players at Full Tilt at the cost of one coin or 20 Full Tilt Points (FTPs), The Deal is a very easy game to play.
As soon as a player pays the entry fee, seven cards are dealt face down, with the player consequently choosing two to be discarded. After that, the remaining five cards on the table are revealed and are used to make a poker hand, with the strength of the poker hand determining what prize is awarded.
VIRUS ALERT! ODLANOR SPYWARE DESTROYS POKERSTARS AND FULL TILT GAMES
A new virus making the rounds on the Internet enables cybercriminals to take screenshots of opponents’ hands on popular poker sites such as PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker, according to ESET, a Slovakian online security company.
ESET, warns users of PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker of a new malicious spyware program called Odlanor. The spyware, which takes screenshots of the infected player’s virtual poker hand, is designed to allow the malware operator to cheat during online games.
Once installed, the malware first checks if PokerStars or Full Tilt Poker is running. If confirmed, Odlanor proceeds to take screenshots of the poker hand, all without alerting the victim. The screenshots – which capture the player’s cards in the victim’s virtual hand – are then sent to the attacker, giving the criminal an unfair advantage at winning the poker game.
So.. How that’s happen?!?…
Like a typical computer trojan, users usually get infected with Win32/Spy.Odlanor unknowingly when downloading some other, useful application from sources different than the official websites of the software authors. This malware masquerades as benign installers for various general purpose programs, such as Daemon Tools or mTorrent. In other cases, it was loaded onto the victim’s system through various poker-related programs – poker player databases, poker calculators, and so on – such as Tournament Shark, Poker Calculator Pro, Smart Buddy, Poker Office, and others.
Once executed, the Odlanor malware will be used to create screenshots of the window of the two targeted poker clients – PokerStars or Full Tilt Poker, if the victim is running either of them. The screenshots are then sent to the attacker’s remote computer.
Afterwards, the screenshots can be retrieved by the cheating attacker. They reveal not only the hands of the infected opponent but also the Togel Singapore player ID. Both of the targeted poker sites allow searching for players by their player IDs, hence the attacker can easily connect to the tables on which they’re playing.