PokerStars Says Sorry to Players over Spam
The globally most enjoyed poker portal PokerStars publicly expressed regrets as also started improved regulations for the e-mail system it maintains following an employee who sent spam mails to many gamers on 14th December, 2012, published tightpoker.com dated December 19, 2012.
This' what happened: the employee dispatched unsolicited e-mails via the pokerstars.eu e-mail id maintained from the Isle-of-Man HQ of PokerStars. There were web-links embedded on the e-mails, leading onto one New Age site that announced the Piscean age's approaching end on 21st December 2012 followed with a dark period for three days whilst metallic and electrical instruments wouldn't work.
Further according to the New Age site, electrical equipments would restart working on 25th December 2012 that apparently would celebrate the Age of Aquarius. Now, in case this turns out real it's expected that the online game's Sunday Million contest set to be played on 23rd December 2012 will be adversely impacted. Besides, many contestants will have experienced a loss of searches during the game.
PokerStars officials, initially, declined from accepting the report about their employee's act. But when they read on godlikeproductions.com, an exposure forum, which indicated the proprietor of the small site as not only listed among those hired within "Business Intelligence at PokerStars," but also one who abused the site's mail server, they believed the spam incident.
Immediately, PokerStars issued an apology stating that one of its staff members indeed breached the company's internal policies via gaining admission into its marketing database followed with dispatching illegitimate messages to certain players' e-mail ids. Pokerfuse.com published this dated December 17, 2012.
The company stated that it had also instantly enforced measures for making sure no other person within the organization did a repeat of the offending act.
It further informed that an investigation had been launched while tentatively barred the particular offender from accessing the company's internal systems. On completion of the investigation the company would do everything for maintaining its employees' and systems' reliability, it pledged.
Meanwhile, members who got the junk e-mail have been urged to delete the message, while the company promised to work diligently for guaranteeing no likewise breach ever-again.
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