MAJOR ITALIAN BINGO WIN
14th April, 2011 at 04:08:03
Corona jackpot delivers a Euro 121,196 bonanza
Playtech has announced a major jackpot win of Euro 121 196 on its dedicated Italian Bingo Network.
The company reports that the lucky player was playing in SNAI Poker and Games's Cassiopea bingo room when the Corona jackpot was hit by the player winning 'bingo' before the 40th ball, securing the largest online bingo win ever in Italy.
Further details on the winner are still awaited.
ANOTHER DDoS ATTACK?
Was Pinnacle Sports outage due to electricity problems or something more sinister?
The news earlier this week that Paddy Power
online gambling sites
had been subjected to a massive but unsuccessful Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack (see previous report) has again alerted the industry to this pernicious evil, and this has now been accentuated by reports of another assault on an online gambling site.
This time it was Pinnacle Sports, which was taken down for over 12 hours Wednesday in what initially appeared to be a power outage at its Curacao base.
However, reports differ, presumably because initially the company tried to put a brave face on a troubling issue.
Some information portals - the respected Sports Betting Review among them - pegged the fault as an unsuccessful DDoS assault, and quoted Pinnacle management in doing so.
Two different attacks in a week may herald another round of these criminal assaults, which are usually accompanied by attempts to extort money from the operators concerned.
It is not known if any such blackmail attempts were made in either of the two cases this week, but site operators are now aware and alert to the possibilities of further DDoS activity in the business.
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