Americas Cardroom Hit by DDoS Attack

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Offshore poker group Americas Cardroom has announced that they've been victimized by a Distributed Denial of Service attack that took down the site earlier this week.

The attack has now been mitigated, but the surge in fake traffic took down the site's servers for a period ranging from August 5th through the 7th. The attack came just after the company launched their Mini Online Super Series tournament, and the site postponed all of their tournaments while technicians worked on resolving the matter. It looks like the attack happened on multiple tiers, with at least three separate incidents pushing the poker client offline.

Americas Cardroom appears to be back online following the attack, but hackers are still conducting attacks on other sites. On the 9th of August fellow poker group Partypoker suffered their own attack that took down their operations for a short period. That attack looks to have been mitigated as well.

America's Cardroom operates offshore without any regulation in the United States. The company has become a fixture in the American online poker market over the last few years, holding a good reputation for paying out in a timely fashion to players as well as having large guaranteed tournament pools.

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13 August 2018 - 3:28pm

Americas Cardroom is quite popular even here because of the freerolls they offer with the chance of winning a trip to Vegas and a chance to face a poker pros, so I guess the site is quite popular in most parts of the world and this means a huge players base whose personal info have been probably exposed after those series of attacks.
Hopefully they will alert their punters to change their passwords and all these security measures that could be done, just in case...