|According to Udy Yosha, security expert for Israel – based Com-Tec-Co, over a quarter of gaming web sites are practically “sitting ducks” for hackers and competitors looking to damage their site structures and databases.|
In a story on the Prescription web site, Yosha said, 'It's really frightening what people can do,' 'They can create accounts with $3 million and the book or casino would not know where it came from. Competitors can use hackers to shut a company down completely. And getting in to a lot of these smaller sites is very easy. With gaming in particular, there is a large amount of money involved, so this industry is an enticing target.'
Yosha says that smaller companies are more likely to be targeted by hackers: 'The big companies like Casino On Net have the money and means to ensure no major problems with security,' 'It's the smaller casinos and books that run into strange situations.'
According to Yosha, the main problem with Internet gambling sites is their inability to meet bank standards in offering efficiency.
'One would expect the same type of standards for gaming sites that you would find for a bank,' explained Yosha. 'There is a lot of money going in and out of these sites. If you go to a bank you expect to be up and live every hour of the year. The only possible exception is for an hour or so of routine scheduled maintenance. Our company covers this important area to meet the same standards as financial institutes.'