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Absolute Poker Confirms Security Breach

Says That Breach Was Identified and Fixed


Management from Absolute Poker today sent out an e-mail to its players acknowledging that its security was breached for a limited time.

Click here to read about the breach and how it was discovered by players.

Absolute Poker's Statement

Absolute Poker has identified an internal security breach that compromised our systems for a limited period of time. The cause of the breach has been determined and completely resolved. In addition, all necessary resources, both internal and external, have been engaged to ensure this does not happen again. Our investigation is not fully concluded, and we wish to thank the extended poker community for any and all assistance related to the matter.

Game integrity has always and continues to be of the utmost importance at Absolute Poker. The Management of Absolute Poker is appalled by these findings, and is committed to our players and to the integrity of our site and the online poker industry.

All players affected by the security breach will be identified during the audit process that has been initiated and all funds, including interest, will be returned. Absolute Poker would like to apologize for the recent events and is committed to diligently working with outside security firms, auditing firms, the extended poker community and the Kahnawake Gaming Commission to ensure the situation is entirely resolved.

A comprehensive statement will be forthcoming shortly providing more details of the situation.

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11 years ago

Integrity is always more important after you get caught


11 years ago

I've heard a lot of "see? this proves online poker is rigged" comments at the tables the last few days over this. But I think the opposite is true. Online poker, in general, is secure. The second it wasn't secure and there was real cheating taking place, the online players community busted it wide open and in such an effective way that AP couldn't just sweep it under the rug and pretend it didn't happen. Kudos to the good people at Pocket5s, 2+2 and other poker forums.


11 years ago

How can you say this helps prove online poker isn't rigged? This could be going on at other sites at this moment. We don't know for sure if this guy was the only one doing this or for exactly how long he may have been doing it. He could have used other screen names to do the same thing. This also doesn't have anything to do with how random the cards are dealt out either.