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by: Carol~ March 18, 2013 7:31 AM PDT

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NEWS - March 18, 2013

by Carol~ Moderator - 3/18/13 7:31 AM

High-rolling gambler uses casino's own surveillance system to scoop $32 million...

A high-rolling gambler has allegedly won $32 million at a casino in Melbourne, Australia, thanks to a little network hackery carried out by accomplices.

Games like poker are much easier to win if you know some or all of your opponents' cards.

After all, it's hard to sustain a bluff if the person you're bluffing has actually seen your hand.

In this case, the un-named "whale" - casino argot for a player who wagers large amounts of money, often on giant-sized individual bets - is said to have relied on his accomplices to feed him information about what other players at his table were holding.

His accomplices were able to snoop on the other players because they had remote access to the casino's own surveillance system, giving them a bird's eye view from CCTV cameras right inside the high-rollers' room.

Continued : http://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2013/03/17/high-rolling-gambler-uses-casinos-own-surveillance/

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