Friday July 6,2012 : AFFILIATES BEWARE – A HACKER BE NEAR
Rival-powered casino affiliate accounts hacked
Affiliate marketers beware, especially if you're working for Rival-powered online casinos – it has been confirmed that a hacker in Asia has been breaking into affiliate accounts and changing payment details to divert commissions to him (or her) self.
Affiliates have been puzzled for the past two weeks on lower commissions received, and on Thursday Tropica Casino Affiliates confirmed the fears of many – a hacker is at work.
"Affiliate accounts have been accessed and payment details changed. Commission payments were then going to the hacker," the program advised in a warning to affiliates.
"We alerted Rival and today they announced the following changes to the affiliate back-office to help prevent losses of hard earned revenue:
1. The Affiliate's email address is no longer editable, so hackers can't change notification emails that are been sent. Affiliates wanting to change their email address need to log a ticket, or send an email and their account manager will take care of it.
2. Affiliates will receive an email when changes are made to their accounts.
3. Affiliate managers will now receive a notification of any changes and will review. Should foul play be suspected, the affiliate will be contacted.
4. Should affiliates forget their login or password and request new ones, the affiliate manager will be notified via the back-office.
We feel these safety measures will go a long way in protecting affiliates' commissions."
The hacker has yet to be identified, but his/her activities have been reported to international authorities.