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Vegas Casinos Are “Cash Only” After Suspected Ransomware Attack

Two Las Vegas casinos’ networks were down over the past week, with posted signs saying “Cash Only” throughout the casinos after a suspected ransomware attack. Electronic slot machines were silent as the casinos reacted to the security incident.

The Nevada State Gaming Control Board was aware of the situation and disclosed that it is monitoring the incident.

It is being reported that the intrusion into the casinos’ systems allegedly affected “slot machines, player loyalty programs, credit card processing, hotel reservations, and ATMs.”

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Linn F. Freedman, Robinson Cole Law Firm, Cybersecurity and Litigation Law Attorney, Providence
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Linn Freedman practices in data privacy and security law, cybersecurity, and complex litigation. She provides guidance on data privacy and cybersecurity compliance to a full range of public and private clients across all industries, such as construction, education, health care, insurance, manufacturing, real estate, utilities and critical infrastructure, marine, and charitable organizations. Linn is a member of the firm's Business Litigation Group and chairs its Data Privacy + Cybersecurity Team. She is also a member of the Financial Services Cyber-Compliance Team (CyFi ...

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