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Wednesday, 14 April 2021 11:18

Tasmania casinos hit by Windows ransomware, owner claims they are open

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Both Tasmania's casinos were attacked by Windows ransomware around Easter, according to a statement from the owner.

Federal Group executive general manager Dr Daniel Hanna said in a statement that the incident had taken place on 3 April.

Machines at Wrest Point in Hobart and the Country Club were affected, but were not closed, he said.

The Group also runs a number of hotels and the attack has affected booking systems at these outlets.

"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," Dr Hanna said.

"The Australian Cyber Security Centre and relevant law enforcement agencies have been notified, and continued forensic analysis is being undertaken.

"Federal Group has at all times complied with legal and regulatory requirements related to the incident.

:The incident is being actively investigated by Federal Group and external experts we have retained, with the co-operation and involvement of relevant authorities who are assisting, and as such we cannot comment further at this stage.

"Our team has done an excellent job to ensure we have been able to continue serving customers and guests.

"Our company is one of many Australian businesses that have been impacted by increasingly sophisticated and complex incidents of this nature."


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Sam Varghese

Sam Varghese has been writing for iTWire since 2006, a year after the site came into existence. For nearly a decade thereafter, he wrote mostly about free and open source software, based on his own use of this genre of software. Since May 2016, he has been writing across many areas of technology. He has been a journalist for nearly 40 years in India (Indian Express and Deccan Herald), the UAE (Khaleej Times) and Australia (Daily Commercial News (now defunct) and The Age). His personal blog is titled Irregular Expression.

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