Gambling World Frequently subject to cyberattacks. Most affected were poker rooms, which were forced to suspend play and then pay compensation to tens of thousands of players.
This large-scale cyber attack hit offline, causing 14 casinos across the country to temporarily close the Canadian country. Gateway Casinos and Entertainment, which owns 31 gaming venues across the country, was hit.
It is worth noting that the incident occurred on Sunday, but the consequences of the attack on the IT department could not be eliminated within a few days. The company officially announced the incident and even issued a press release telling players about the incident. Some details:
“Currently, we do not have any information to suggest that this incident is related to “However, we are notifying the relevant data protection officers and gaming regulators of the incident.” ” stated the press release.
In-house technical staff seemed unable to cope with the consequences of the attack, as the company had to hire external cybersecurity experts. According to Gateway Casinos, they are working around the clock to restore the IT structure, with the main tasks being Protecting casinos’ personal and customer data.
The cyberattack did not affect all of the brand’s casinos, but it provides players with gambling entertainment options in Ontario, where all 14 casinos are located. These own hotels and The large complex of independent poker rooms closed on Monday and is unlikely to reopen anytime soon. Rob Mitchell, Gateway’s director of communications and public relations, said that won’t be the case and the casino will operate for a few more days, So that experts can keep all customer data safe.