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Australia – Federal Group

Exploit: Ransomware

Federal Group: Casino Operator

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Risk to Business: 1.612 = Severe

Threat actors struck casinos on the Australian island of Tasmania. Sole casino operator Federal Group was targeted in a ransomware attack that impacted both gambling and hospitality operations. The attack affected hotel booking systems in the company’s Wrest Point and Country Club venues. It also knocked out operations at the perennially-popular slot machine floors. The company is working on fully restoring services and investigating the incident. Federal Group’s other 2 casinos in Tasmania were not affected.

Individual Impact: No sensitive personal or financial information was announced as compromised in this incident, but the investigation is ongoing.

Customers Impacted: Unknown

How it Could Affect Your Customers’ Business: Ransomware is the weapon of choice for cybercrime, and ransoms have been skyrocketing as criminals grow more brazen.