Aristocrat scams users of its online slot machines...

13
09.2017
Aristocrat scams users of its online slot machines...
By Sophie Couard • Updated on 13/09/2017

... or is it simply a hacker trying to steal the prestigious publisher?

That's the question in today's news. Indeed, to make a fortune at the casino, you can try to win a progressive jackpot as it happens very regularly (More than $5 million in winnings: Mega Moolah jackpot still falling!). Nevertheless, some people prefer to focus on acts that the law and morals condemn, such as the robbery or hacking.

This is precisely the method that Alex has chosen to make money on online slot machines... unless he does all this for the sole good of Internet users?

A Russian hacker detected a flaw in Aristocrat's virtual slot machines, which allowed him to make a lot of money.

This is an interesting case that deserves to be dealt with together right away.

A flaw in the Aristocrat developer's virtual slots

Our famous Russian hacker had fun filming his games on the online slot machines developed by Aristocrat. He then studied his videos from every angle, which enabled him to detect a flaw.

Through his excellent knowledge of mathematics and programming, he deciphered the software algorithm so as to predict the best time to bet big in order to win a max.

The Robin Hood of Casinos

But be careful, Alex wasn't looking for a way to make a fortune there. He wanted to warn the world of Aristocrat's exactions. That's what the hacker says in an email.

So he would have set up this whole scheme to prove that the publisher was using his slot machines as a means of extorting money from players. By his gesture, Alex also wanted to return the stolen gains to the victims.

It didn't take any more than that for the man to be nicknamed the Robin Hood of the casinos.

A questioned version

This operation would have been carried out with the sole aim of preventing the developer's exactions, according to the hacker's version called into question by an increasingly insistent rumour.

Nevertheless, does this beautiful story correspond to the truth? Nothing is less certain.

An increasingly insistent rumour indicates that the hacker attempted to blackmail Aristocrat by asking the publisher for a ransom so that the loophole would not be revealed to the public.

As the group did not give in to his demands, he would have decided to throw the case out into the open by taking on the beautiful role.

Finally, what version should we believe? Only the future may tell us that. Still, Alex will certainly have to suffer the consequences of his actions.

By Sophie Couard
By Sophie Couard - EDITOR

I am a great fan of gambling, I became a croupier to finance my studies. Following a bac ES, I obtained a bachelor's degree in economics and then a master in philosophy with a thesis on player behaviour. After working in an online casino customer support, I became a writer on FeedBack Casino.