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Poker Malware Hitting the Scene

This week it was reported that there is a piece of malware making the rounds which seems to be targeting PokerStars and Full Tilt, allowing hackers to spy cards of players using infected computers.

The spyware is named Win32/Spy.Odlanor, and is being disguised as installers for poker analysis programs such as Smart Buddy, Poker Office, Poker Calculator Pro, and Tournament Shark. The software sends screenshots of cards that are dealt to players over to hackers, who can identify victims and take them for their winnings.

Thus far it is thought that several hundred computers have been infected, with Eset Senior Malware Researcher Robert Lipovsky saying, "According to Eset LiveGrid telemetry, the largest number of detections comes from Eastern European countries - several of the victims were located in the Czech Republic, Poland and Hungary."

Players are advised to use caution and to download legitimate software directly from the developer, rather than from outside sources.

Casino Listings will update this story as more developments arise.

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