By Lee Rockwell
Online Casino Sphere
December 14, 2008
LONDON -- According to a new report, online casino crime decreased
dramatically in 2008. The investigation into offshore gaming proves
online casinos are safer and more secure than ever.
In the report, investigators studied network traffic at 5 of the largest
online gambling venues in the world. The casinos who took part in the
study were all UK-based, publicly-traded companies.
In the past, online casinos were constant targets for computer hackers
across the globe. In one instance, a large sports gambling operation was
overtaken by hackers the week before the Superbowl. Hackers insisted
they be paid millions in ransom before they would turn over control.
Cyber-Investigators say a heightened awareness of computer security and
increased spending on security infrastructure are the reasons for an
overall improvement. Specific reasons include, limiting physical access
to computer servers to only a few individuals; money spent on hardware
mechanisms that impose security rules on computer programs; new
operating system mechanisms that impose strict security layers;
programming strategies that make online casino games more dependable.
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