TwoPlusTwo Poker Forums Hacked
TwoPlusTwo Poker Forums were hacked during the weekend and all users are now forced to change their passwords upon next login.
This is not the first time the popular poker forum gets hacked, as in 2012 a similar incident happened. One of the administrators, Chuck Weinstock, updated the situation earlier today and revealed the hackers are now trying to sell the database that contains the passwords.
Especially users, who have used the same password for other sites also, are advised to act quickly:
As it says in the forum notice we learned that the database had been compromised this morning. We cannot find any evidence that accounts created after approximately November 20 have been compromised but as users you should assume that if you've been a member of the forums since before that date that the information necessary to determine your (unchanged) password is out there.
(Although the people "selling" the database claim a December 7 date we believe this to be wrong.)
We have asked all users to reset their password if it hasn't changed in the last 45 days. You will be prompted to do so the next time you login to the forums.
The actions that Max Silver suggests earlier in this post are incredibly important. To recap them:
1) Change your Password on 2+2
2) Change ALL other passwords that are the same or similair
3) Start using unique passwords for every site, these breaches are so common. I'd reccomend a password manager like lastpass
4) enable 2 factor authentication on any vital accounts/emails
5) Take extra precautions to verify identity when trading via 2+2 via separate means