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United States – Nez Pierce Tribal Casinos

Exploit: Ransomware
Nez Pierce Tribal Casinos: Gambling Parlors 

Risk to Small Business: 2.002 = Severe

Two popular casinos owned and operated by the Nez Peirce Native American tribe were hit with ransomware, resulting in a complete shutdown for at least a week. Systems were frozen at both the tribe’s Clearwater River Casino near Lewiston and the Ye-Ye Casino at Kamiah in Idaho. Restoration efforts and investigations are underway, but the casinos are expected to reopen imminently.

Individual Risk: No personal data has been reported as impacted in this incident.

Customers Impacted: Unknown

How it Could Affect Your Customers’ Business: Attacks aren’t always about stealing data. Ransomware is a devastating weapon that bad actors are using to shut down businesses too., and that can sometimes be even worse.