It has been only a few days ago that a poker ranking site exposed a major breach in Ultimate Bet and Absolute Poker sites, and already the two sites are back in headlines with another breach.
Shortly after the security breach was exposed, last week, Paul Leggett, COO of Tokwiro, the parent company of the two sites, which together assemble the Cereus Network, assured that the breach will be fixed immediately.
And indeed soon after, it was announced that the company’s encryption system, which was the source of the security flaw was replaced with a stronger, more effective Open SSL Encryption System, that should have, according to Legget resolve any security issues for UB and Absolute Poker.
However, soon after the upgrade of the sites’ security, the same poker ranking site managed to hack the sites once again, proving that the systems upgrade was not sufficient.
Paul Legget responded to the newly discovered system flaw, by writing in his blog that all card data is using a secure, Open SSL encryption. “However, we still need to convert one more piece of data to use the new Open SSL encryption.” Wrote Leggett “We expect to have it fixed before the end of the day.” He promised.
In the meantime it seems that the security issues erupted more than just image problems for UB and Absolute Poker. It has been reported that traffic to the two sites experienced a dramatic deterioration, since the problems started.
It now remains to be seen if the two sites will be able to restore players’ confidence in their security measures and return to their previous traffic levels.