According to findings from ESET security research a new malware program is infecting online poker players game time on PokerStars & Full Tilt Poker and taking images of their hands and then sending them back to the user so they have a huge advantage when playing against them.
The virus called Win32/Spy.Odlanor, or just Odlanor focuses solely on poker players online and allows the author of the virus to take screenshots of the unsuspecting opposing players hands.
Many players download the virus without knowing as it can hide itself in programs such as Tournament Shark, Poker Calculator Pro, Smart Buddy, and Poker Office, which many online poker players download.
Once downloaded it will search for the PC users poker software and send a screenshot of the players ID online so allowing the author to search for them online and sit against them on the same poker tables.
ESET say that at present they only know of PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker that is being infected by this new virus that was first spotted in March 2015.
Currently the virus is most active in Eastern European countries such as Russia, Ukraine, Kazahstan, Belarus, Poland, Hungary, and the Czech Republic. There are no known cases in the UK and western countries but ESET says this does not mean it is not there.