Piotr Smirnaw (31) accompanied by his accomplice Patryk Surmacki (35), two Polish nationals were arrested in Heathrow airport by British police in early August. The two singers had indeed tried to extort several thousand euros from a small Manchester company specializing in online casinos.
The online gaming industry is not in its first business in this way. Since her beginnings, she had to equip himself with the attacks by Deni of Hackers (DDOS). It is this method which consists in saturating access to a site to make it unavailable to the public, which the two men used as a blackmail. Without much success apparently.
While large groups in the sector protect themselves from such attacks, small businesses are more vulnerable. This is surely why our two Polish nationals attacked the company behind Club World Casino, based in the city of the late Eric Cantona. The two digital delinquents thus prevented access to the site for 36 hours with what this has loss of turnover for the company.
The same had happened a few years ago at the Canbet.com site specializing in Online bets. After refusing to pay the 10,000 ransom dollars requested, the company had been attacked by Russian criminals who had made it lose 200,000 dollars by blocking access to their site for several hours. Like their Polish counterparts, they are now spending time away from their screens, behind bars. We prefer blockages of slaughterhouses, it's more useful to save lives!