Raymer’s PokerStars Account Hijacked

by , Mar 22, 2007 | 5:56 pm

Bluff announced Tuesday that Greg Raymer’s PokerStars account was accessed by another player by “guessing” the 2004 WSOP champ’s password.

The hacker circus side-show weight guesser other player reportedly signed into Raymer’s account, registered for sit-n-go’s then dumped chips to himself (to make winning the tournament easier).

4 Comments to “Raymer’s PokerStars Account Hijacked”

  1. DanM

    Wow. Raymer had some pretty harsh words for the virtual burglar. I’m guessing this guy can’t be prosecuted if he’s an American.

  2. J.E.H.

    Why couldn’t he be prosecuted? I’m pretty sure that attempted robbery is illegal under nearly every legal code in civilization? Most advanced nations even have laws making this specific kind of hacking punishable by many years in the pen.

  3. DanM

    Who presses the charges? Raymer can’t … and if the perp is in the US … well then it’s like going to the cops because you got ripped off on a crack deal.

  4. Fresh Princess

    This is a perfect example of how online gaming could benefit from regulation. At this point, players don’t have much recourse. If the “Everyone wants a piece of the action bill” (my term) is rewritten to legalize online poker then players would hopefully have more protection over their funds, play, sponsorships & jobs.