Daniel Negreanu Hacker Spews $46k Of His BankrollFebruary 2, 2012 12:57 pm
A hacker enjoyed some high-stakes poker action at Daniel Negreanu‘s expense, after breaking into his e-mail and PokerStars account.
The Canadian poker pro was on his way back from competing in the Aussie Millions, when he discovered the break-in, and tweeted:
“Important: Do NOT send me any emails the account appears to have been hacked. Just landed in LA nice news.”
KidPoker then later confirmed that the perpetrator had been joyriding his PokerStars account while still on the airplane travelling back from Australia. Daniel Negreanu had $100,000 resting in his account, which the hacker proceeded to throw around at the $100/$200 NL tables, losing more than $46,000 over 400 hands or so.
In the meantime, the fake Negreanu’s erratic play was picked-up by members of the poker playing community, with one hand drawing particular interest in the forums.
In the hand in question, the hacker five-bet called with A-5o, prompting some posters to assume that the top tournament player was probably hungover and playing badly. Negreanu then posted a response on TwoPlusTwo, stating:
“Some of you NVGtards really thought that was me??? Man HSP has really done wonders for my image :-)”
Kid Poker is the biggest loser in the history of High Stakes Poker, having lost $2,182,850 after seven seasons of the high-stakes cash poker TV show.
Apparently, PokerStars will now return Daniel Negreanu’s money, but the poker community was still baffled why the Team PokerStars Pro hadn’t taken bigger precautions to protect his account, by having an RSA token, for instance. As one poster by the name ‘timfbmx,’ wrote:
“From what I hear it’s really easy to get into other people’s cpu’s at airports, restaurants, hotels, ect. Some guy was having a blast on the plane ride that’s for sure lol…why don’t you have a rsa token silly?”