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Twenty-seven people and three corporations face charges related to operating an illegal online gambling operation in indictments announced Wednesday by the Queens District Attorney's Office and the New York City Police Department.The defendants operated a "highly sophisticated" gambling operation that booked more than US$3.3 billion in wagers over 28 months, the law enforcement authorities said. The operation placed bets on a number of sporting events, including horse racing, football, baseball, hockey and professional tennis, according to a press release from Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown.The case is the first time Internet gambling charges have been brought against anyone in the U.S. since President George Bush signed the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act into law last month. The new law prohibits financial institutions from approving charges related to Internet gambling."Internet gambling is a multibillion dollar worldwide industry that for too long has operated … [Read more...] about NY authorities charge 30 with illegal online gambling
I’ve been known to drop a few bucks at the track or at a friendly poker game. I’ll even buy a lottery ticket now and then. So I’m no bluenose when it comes to gambling. But the increasing popularity of online gambling bother me a lot. It’s simply too easy to drop money when all you have to do is jump on the Web or open an app.And it’s getting easier. On Tuesday New Jersey legalized online gambling, the third state to do so. On the same day, a committee of the Pennsylvania State Senate voted unanimously to study the idea, and Congress will be holding hearings on the controversial issue in 2014.A new report from the analysts at Juniper, a research house, got me thinking about the issue. The report predicts the popularity of Internet gambling will grow exponentially in the next five years and that one of the biggest drivers will be the proliferation of mobile devices. Juniper believes that there were approximately 63 million unique users of mobile … [Read more...] about Mobile Devices to Drastically Boost Online Gambling and That’s a Bad Thing
Several online gaming sites were recently hit by distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks that used a new type of assault on the victims: a Network Time Protocol Amplification Attack.Such attacks rely on the use of publicly accessible NTP servers to overwhelm a victim system with UDP traffic, according to the US CERT site."It's the first time I've ever seen volumetric NTP at noteworthy levels," says Shawn Marck, CEO at Black Lotus, which provides DDoS mitigation services, adding his impression is that the DerpTrolling group, which took credit for the attack, is doing this mainly for the kicks they get in disrupting online games like War of Wizard and Steam."The NTP attack worked pretty well," said Barrett Lyon, founder of anti-DDoS service Defense.net. It had been known that an attacker could manipulate an NTP server to generate attack traffic against a target, but DerpTrolling's denial-of-service hits in early January are regarded as dangerous proof of a new DDoS attack vector. … [Read more...] about Massive Denial-of-Service Attacks Pick Up Steam, New Nefarious Techniques
For many folks, the thrill of a Vegas casino includes rubbing elbows with gamblers of all kinds at crowded gaming tables in smoky, cavernous rooms during the wee hours of the morning. And, of course, the free booze doesn't hurt. Others, however, simply want to enjoy all by their lonesome the possibility of instantaneous and obscene wealth. If you fall into the latter camp, MGM Resorts International has some wonderful news.Starting this week, guests at any of MGM's nine Las Vegas properties can use their laptops, tablets or mobile phones to play live video poker, slots and bingo, from anywhere in range of the casino Wi-Fi networks. So, for example, if you wake up early and don't want to have to change out of your PJs to play a few hands of classic poker, you can fire up your iPad, log in to MGM's new EasyPlay Mobile Tournaments site, and tempt Lady Luck before you even brush your teeth. If the stuffy gambling hall air conditioning has your head a little foggy, you can take a … [Read more...] about At MGM casinos, you can stay in your room and still lose everything
Latest reports have spam accounting for more than 95 percent of all email messages. You can thank botnets for most of that. Here's what we're up against.While doing research for this project, I came across a blog series (first, second, third post) that forced me to rethink. Ranking spam botnets is not as simple as I thought. The blog author, Terry Zink, pointed out that there are several measurement philosophies: The number of bot members The number of bytes sent The number of messages sentIn the grand scheme of things, it may not seem important. But techies like details. Counting the number of bot members or bytes sent is straightforward enough. You would assume that the number of messages would be, too.Well, it's not. Botnets are smart enough to create a spam message but address it to a lot of different recipients. That adds another factor when counting messages.Confused? So am I. To make some sense out of it all, I juggled the different attributes (totally unscientifically, of … [Read more...] about The top 10 spam botnets: New and improved
The future has arrived and Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) are with us, but who has the developmental acumen to make these technologies entertaining and essential to online gamers? Get In Stock Alerts on Twitter for SNES Classic, Switch and More Major Players Although tentative steps are being made into the market by the gaming industry, it seems that the gambling sector has the most concrete plan in terms of giving customers what they want.It will come as no surprise that the gambling industry is very invested in AR and VR technology. With online and mobile gambling continually growing over the past 15 years, online casinos are keen to offer the next level in iGaming experiences. This year’s International Casino Expo (ICE) was perhaps the best indication of what is to come. One of the impressive game developers at ICE were NetEnt, the company behind the Aliens, Starburst and Jack Hammer video slots. Their games have featured on sites … [Read more...] about Augmented And Virtual Reality Determining The Future Of Online Gaming
Why payment protection is at the frontier of new technology Any business accepting payment for goods or services, whether that's online or off, needs to consider the issue of payment security. Similarly, any sector such as banking, healthcare or government that stores clients' financial information needs to be hyper-aware of their responsibilities in this area. Criminals are taking full advantage of the latest technological developments in order to find new ways to steal money, and criminal applications could in some ways be seen as leading the field in this area of technology. Get the Free Tracker App to find a SNES Classic in Stock Most of these advances in theft technology are forms of hacking, either into computer systems and accounts or into credit cards and point of sale devices. Institutions and merchants need to stay abreast of changing technologies, both in terms of security vulnerabilities in the systems they are using and in terms of ways to combat … [Read more...] about Why Payment Protection Is At The Frontier Of New Technology
Beyond revolutionizing the ways in which users keep in contact, shrinking the world into a mouse-click, and introducing an entirely new audience to the joys of viral cat videos and memes, the internet has done something else rather remarkable; it has reinvented the ways in which gamers access content, encouraged entirely new demographics into the fold, and ensured an online renaissance for platforms of every kind. The internet and its soul mate gaming have become the modern world’s power couple, and we’re excited to see where their relationship goes next… Get the Free Tracker App to find a Luvabella in Stock The expansion of online gamingThe Internet is a remarkable thing, making heroes out of the relatively mundane, and championing communication and interaction on a whole new level. The online world has also completely changed the face of gaming, introducing new audiences to a variety of content and vastly improving the experiences of … [Read more...] about What Is The Technology Behind Gaming’s Online Renaissance?
In America there is a war going on for the hearts and minds of thousands of online poker players, many of whom have been frozen out of the game they love. In one corner stand the lobbyists pushing for a federal ban on online poker. In the other, individual state lawmakers who are forging ahead with plans of regulated online poker for their residents. Get the Free Tracker App to find a Luvabella in Stock null . However, with disappointing returns reported to date and tax revenue not what was once expected, is there life in legal online poker in the Empire State?“The market is still maturing,” Nicholas Kisberg, CEO of CardsChat.com explained to FORBES. ”While online gambling does see steady growth in regulated markets, it does take time for players to become comfortable with the operators. In addition, traffic levels at poker rooms – a factor that is essential to their success – take time to reach critical levels that create exponential … [Read more...] about Will Online Poker The New King Of New York?