Earlier this week, reports surfaced that Danish police were investigating a 32-year-old, former EPT champion in connection with high stakes online poker fraud. The player is rumored to have made millions of euros by ripping off his opponents through Trojan horse viruses, which enabled him to see their hole cards.
Now the Danish news site, dx.mx, is reporting that two people have been formally charged in the case. Police are waiting to release names of the individuals, and they have yet to formally charge the poker player.
There’s no official confirmation on the player’s name, however, some posters at TwoPlusTwo seem to have a pretty good idea on who it is. Going further, the 2p2’ers started a thread on 2007 EPT Warsaw champion Peter Jepsen long ago.
Torben Koldborg Frederiksen, commissioner of the Division of Economic Crime in Copenhagen, didn’t give many details on the accused. “I can tell you that we have charged two people in the case. Both for aiding and abetting computer fraud,” said Frederiksen.
This whole legal matter brings us back to the 2013 EPT Barcelona tournament, when Finnish high stakes player Jens Kyllonen reported an eerie incident where his computer was stolen from his hotel room, then returned right after he went to speak with security.
Kyllonen believes that at one point, those tampering with his computer may have been hiding in the room when he came back. And when he took his PC to a company called F-Secure, they discovered that somebody had physically installed a Trojan horse on his computer.
It’s been said that the perpetrator in the Danish case has been cheating high stakes players with Trojan horse viruses for almost a decade. So it wouldn’t be inconceivable to think that the EPT Barcelona incidents (Kyllonen wasn’t the only one) and the Danish case are related. We’ll provide an update when names are released in this matter.