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Ransomware attacks Tasmania casinos

On April 3, 2021, two casinos owned by Federal Group in Tasmania, Australia were victims of a cyberattack. Both locations identified the attack as ransomware.

The attack targeted Federal Group’s hotel booking system and slot machines. “As a result of hard work by our team and external experts, including over the Easter long weekend, the immediate incident itself has been contained,” said Federal Group Executive Director Daniel Hanna. The firm notified the Australian Cyber Security Centre and relevant law enforcement agencies to address the issue. The details of the ransom haven't been disclosed by Federal Group, and it hasn't yet indicated when clients can anticipate services to resume.

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