Three stories from the Winning Poker Network including a phishing email scare, schedule news from the Online Super Series Cubed, and a new book from Collin Moshman and Katie Dozier.
Donald Trump has taken a breather this week. Gmail and Yahoo replace him after news sources revealed 25 million+ Gmail and Yahoo email accounts are being sold online on the deep dark web.
I sure hope mine isn’t one of them.
Email hacking is a particular problem if you have a bag full of cash sitting in an online poker room, and hand claps to the support team working at the Winning Poker Network (WPN) after reacting quickly to a phishing scam directed at players using skins on the site this week.
The WPN don’t have 25m+ users, but it’s still a stain they don’t want on their tablecloth. A collection of players using Americas Cardroom, Black Chip Poker, Ya Poker, and True Poker contacted WPN HQ after receiving emails allegedly from WPN suggesting their deposit had gone through ok and to click a link to review the transaction.
Anyone who clicked the link may have inadvertently downloaded malware onto their computer. The WPN were quick to send an email to their entire database warning them of future attacks, and giving them instructions on how to act if they were 90+ and had clicked on the link.
According to an article that appeared in PokerNewsDaily, players who are affected by the malware should take the following precautions:
1. Disconnect the device that downloaded the file.
2. Back up your files onto a removable device.
3. Run a full virus scan.
The article said the phishing attempt was not very sophisticated and the virus scan should pick it up. It was also advised to wait until the end of the week to use the device and once again run a virus check in case the malware lies dormant before activating.
The Winning Poker Network Prepare For OSS Cubed Series
The WPN has also announced plans to host its ninth Online Super Series (OSS) Festival. The OSS Cubed is a three-tiered structure, favoured by most online poker rooms, to cater for players with piggy banks of varying depth.
Mini Online Super Series (MOSS) April 9 – 16
The action begins with 47-events designed for the low rollers. Buy-ins start as low as 6 cents, and the star of the show is the $88 buy-in Main Event carrying a $200k Guarantee, Sunday, April 16.
The Online Super Series (OSS) April 19 – 30
The OSS spans 77 events and offers $3m in guaranteed prize money. Six events have guaranteed more than $100k. The Star of that tier is the Million Dollar Sunday event on 30th April carrying a $1m guarantee.
A Bigger Online Super Series (BOSS) May 3 – 7
The WPN is also putting on 17 events for the High Rollers. The network will dish out $2m in guarantees, and it all culminates with a $2,100 buy-in BOSS Main Event carrying a $750,000 Guarantee. There is also a $5,100 buy-in event on the roster.
All told you are looking at 140 tournaments, $4.5m in guarantees, and a leaderboard that rewards the top three players with a package to the Punta Cana Classic in October.
The winner of the three Main Events will also receive a shiny sterling silver bracelet.
Moshman and Dozier Release a New Poker Book
Collin Moshman writes more books than Stephen King.
His latest, a collaboration with Katie Dozier, is called Sit & Go 2.0 and concentrates on a combination of jackpots and 9-man Sit & Gos only available on the WPN.
The book is available for $1.23 in eBook form and promises to cover opening ranges, blind defence, shoving and calling ranges, and much more.
The book ends with a 26-question quiz to help you gauge how much you have learned while sitting on the bog. It currently has two 5-Star reviews on Amazon, and if you play Sit & Go games on the WPN then for $1.23, I suggest you check it out.