Two casinos in New York have been hit by a cyberattack, leading to greater than 1,000 gaming machines being shut down. [Image: Shutterstock.com]
Greater than 1,000 VLTs shuttered
A cybersecurity incident has focused a number of of New York‘s casinos that function video lottery terminals (VLTs), in response to the New York Gaming Fee.
the cybersecurity assault impacted its central working system
The Gaming Fee stated that the cybersecurity assault impacted its central working system, which operates out of Schenectady and serves the state‘s slot machines. It quickly halted the operations of Resorts World Hudson Valley and Jake‘s 58 on line casino on Lengthy Island, shuttering greater than 1,000 VLT machines.
Everi Holdings, which operates the VLT system on behalf of the New York Gaming Fee, was the first sufferer of the cybersecurity assault. Resorts World Hudson Valley was shortly in a position to restart its operations, however Jake‘s 58 was closed for a number of days.
Gaming Fee spokesman Brad Maione stated: “On Tuesday, October 17, 2023, Everi, the licensed operator of New York’s video lottery gaming central system, skilled a cybersecurity occasion that continues to be below investigation.”
Maione continued by saying there was “no indication” that non-public info was compromised and the scenario was being monitored.
Cyberattacks at MGM and Caesars
These newest occasions observe on the heels of the current cyberattacks on MGM Resorts and Caesars Leisure.
In September, it was reported that hacker group ALPHV was answerable for the MGM Resorts Worldwide and Caesars Leisure cyberattacks which might be estimated to have price the casinos $100m and $30m, respectively.
MGM and Caesars had cyberattack-related lawsuits filed towards them
Following the hacks, these accountable threatened to leak stolen visitor knowledge if a ransom wasn‘t paid. Because of this, MGM and Caesars had cyberattack-related lawsuits filed towards them. The complaints allege that the businesses didn‘t correctly shield buyer knowledge, this placing stated knowledge in jeopardy within the weeks following the breach.
For the reason that September hacks, the casinos are again up and operating.