Internet based poker room Seals With Clubs has reportedly been hacked, allowing the user credentials of more than 42,000 players to have been obtained.
In a statement, the site announced that the hack came during the time that it used an older data center. Players are being advised to change their passwords during their next login attempt. “Please do so at your earliest opportunity. If your Seals password was used for any other purpose you should reset those passwords too as a precaution," the poker site's statement read.
The hacker who committed the crime isn't exactly keeping a low profile. Computer tech site Ars Technica is reporting that a user of the site is seeking assistance in cracking 42,000 encrypted SHA1 passwords (the format that Seals With Clubs used to protect credentials).
"The individual who started the thread is offering $20 in Bitcoins for every 1,000 cracked passwords," Ars Technia claimed. "Thousands of them have already been cracked. The first 1,000 were obtained less than 10 minutes after the archive containing the hashes and salts was made available."