Data Breaches in United States have become common, as most companies are not showing seriousness while protecting the data of their users. And one such instance has come into light after California based Cache Creek Casino reported that it suffered a massive cyber attack in early September this year forcing it to close operations from September 20, 2020.
Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation, the official operator of Cache Creek casino said that the IT staff is closely monitoring the developments that have taken place after the attack and are busy investigating the repercussions. The resort has also reassured the community that they are committed in serving their customers with utmost security and will inform all the impacted individuals via email.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has been informed about the external attack and a source from the agency confirms that it was of ransomware genre where hackers first steal data and then lock it down from access with encryption until a ransom is paid in Cryptocurrency.
The re-opening date of the Cache Creek Casino is yet to be announced.
Note- Ransomware attacks on public and private entities have become a passé these days. But FBI is urging its victims not to pay any ransom to the hackers, as it not only encourages crime but also doesn’t guaranty a decryption key or sure. But nowadays, as a surge in the file encryption malware attacks is being witnessed, some Cybersecurity firms are found engaging in negotiation and remediation tactics where they negotiate with the hackers on behalf of the victimized companies.