Hackers. They're everywhere but nowhere to be found. Russian hackers supposedly hacked the 2016 U.S. Presidential election. And now a group of hackers have infiltrated the high-stakes poker community. A trio of notable players were the subject of hacks this week including Dan Smith, Vanessa Selbst, and Vanessa Rousso.
All three got a quick handle on the potential disaster, and no one got any Bitcoins jacked or their bank accounts emptied. Luckily, none of the three got a firm shakedown for Bitcoin and/or other crypto currencies. But, I'm thinking how has this not happened more frequently?
Vanessa Rousso avoided getting “Swatted.” The former Big Brother contestant had many of her fans trying to contact police after her Twitter account got hacked. Luckily, no law enforcement officials showed up and she nipped the situation in the bud rather quickly.
Dan Smith tried to be positive about the dire situation, joking about how the so-called hackers blew two better opportunities to extract money from unsuspecting friends. According to a tweet from @DanSmithHolla, "Some accounts got hacked last night, don't western union money please. Idiot hackers should have tried this before scoop/Monaco :)"
Vanessa Selbst took to Twitter to voice her displeasure at her service provider – Verizon. Someone in customer service dropped the ball (multiple times) even though she gave explicit instructions not to change any details.
Doug Polk posted a video that outlined the specifics behind each of the hacks. Polk also listed several precautions you can take with your phone's service provider to strengthen your cyber security.
Watch Doug Polk's video below….