An unknown perpetrator has managed to hack Daniel Negreanu's email and PokerStars accounts. The culprit allegedly managed to play several hundred hands under Negreanu's named before the misdeed was discovered.
Daniel Negreanu got a piece of unpleasant news when he returned to the United States from Australia yesterday evening.
According to the Canadian star, an unknown culprit had gained access to his email account, and subsequently used the information to access his PokerStars
The news were broken by Negreanu himself via his Twitter
with the following words yesterday night:
"Important: Do NOT send me any emails, the account appears to have been hacked. Just landed in LA, nice news," Negreanu wrote.
The incident soon resulted in a thread on TwoPlusTwo, and here it emerged that Negreanu's PokerStars account had seemingly been compromised, too.
Posters pointed to a series of uncharacteristic plays by Negreanu on the online high stakes
tables in a stint which ended up with the account losing close to $50,000 in roughly 400 hands.
Negreanu later confirmed that it was indeed someone else playing from the account, and said that he has now been refunded the losses by PokerStars.
"I was on an airplane while this guy was joyriding my Stars account. He hacked me email and I got that back, still figuring out what happened. When I have all the details I'll share when it makes sense to," Negreanu wrote
There is still no sign of what exactly happened or who was behind the hacking of the account, but the Team PokerStars pro pledges to investigate the case until he finds the answers.
"Working on rectifying the hacking situation. I got my email account back. Now time to find the perpetrator," was the latest update from the Canadian this morning on Twitter