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Bitcoin Casino Coinroll Has Player Data Compromised

Internet casino Coinroll has announced that their player account data may have been stolen after security researcher Chris Vickery reported that 4,500 player accounts had been found on a publicly accessible outside database.

The exposed accounts were found by Vickery last month, presumably due to security vulnerabilities at the casino. After the information was publicly released, Coinroll last week admitted to the breach and asked players who opened accounts before April 7th to change their login credentials. Coinroll also announced that they are suspending operations until an investigation has been completed.

Thus far, Coinroll has said that a few accounts are claiming illegal withdrawals, although no validation of these claims has been public as of press time. The breach in security is thought to have been caused by an Ubuntu system update, which had an alteration in firewall settings that allowed access to an internal database that had no password protection.

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hucrepat
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19 April 2016 - 3:33pm
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I don't know why but I allways tought bitcoin casinos are more safety than classic casinos but now i changed my mind. I hope they will resolve the problem as soon as possible and players will not lose any money from their accounts

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19 April 2016 - 8:31pm
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I am not a player at this casino so this particular story doesn't bother me but I think that these things happen way more often then we hear about them and it is scary. That's why I try to register in less casinos nowadays and try to not give out any information. Also I don't play with credit cards in shady casinos, and my ewallet almost always is empty. Just be careful where you put your details cause someone might steal them one day.

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20 April 2016 - 1:16am
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crepat wrote:

I don't know why but I allways tought bitcoin casinos are more safety than classic casinos but now i changed my mind.

Bitcoin casinos more safe? No way. From the ones I have seen the whole purpose is anonymity - not for the players like you might expect, but the operators. You have no idea who is running the casino and what are you going to do if one day they decide to just disappear with all the bitcoins, or they "get hacked" like in this case? Sure the same can and has happened with "traditional" online casinos but at least in most cases there is a paper trail to follow to give some semblance of a chance that the operator could be prosecuted. Anonymous bitcoin casino operators... not so much.

And then there are all the pirated games being used by Bitcoin casinos (not Coinroll which is more of a lottery site similar to Satoshi Dice).

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27 April 2016 - 9:00pm
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Obviously it was huge security problem and hopefully they'll fix everything and no customer would be robbed or something, but if that happens Coinroll certainly will have to compensate those punters.

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