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Several high stake pros report being hacked, including Selbst, Rousso, Smith
Posted by Defrag, May 29
Several high-stakes poker players informed at Twitter over the last couple days that their accounts had been hacked. Vanessa Selbst, Vanessa Rousso, Cate Hall, and Dan Smith were some of the victims, with hackers gaining access to accounts ranging from cell phones to Twitter accounts.

Dan Smith was one of the first to bring the problem to public. According to poker pro Doug Polk, who released a YouTube video breaking down the situation, some victims have had hackers call their cell phone service providers posing as the account owner and getting the victims' service switched to a new phone – creating some unique opportunities to gain access to accounts.

“Now they have your phone number and can call or text whoever,” Polk said via YouTube. “And you can think about a lot of accounts online that do verification through SMS. Let's say that I lost my password to some account and I wanted to have it recovered. They could say, ‘We're texting your phone number the verification code to reset your password to one.' Well, if it send to your phone, but [the hackers] have your phone they can reset the account and you can see how they can get into a lot of accounts.”

“I know other people who have been getting hacked, but just have not come forward publicly,” Polk added.

Only a couple days ago, Rousso's Twitte...

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