Casino Rama confirms it was target of cyberattack
Casino Rama Resort is pictured in this StreetView image. (Google)
Codi Wilson, CP24.com
Published Thursday, November 10, 2016 1:57PM EST
Casino Rama has confirmed that it was the target of a cyberattack that resulted in the theft of customer and employee information.
In a news release issued Thursday, the company said an anonymous hacker claims to have accessed Casino Rama Resort IT information, financial reports, Casino Rama Resort emails, customer credit inquiries, vendor information, and employee information.
The company says it first learned of the attack on Nov. 4.
“Data security is a top priority for Casino Rama Resort, and we take our responsibility to protect our customers', employees' and vendors’ personal information very seriously,” John Drake, president and CEO of Casino Rama Resort, said in a written statement accompanying the release.
Casino Rama says as a precaution, it is encouraging all customers, employees and vendors to monitor and verify bank accounts and credit cards and report any suspicious activity to their financial institutions.
“Casino Rama Resort deeply regrets this situation and recognizes the seriousness of this issue. Our teams have been working around the clock with cyber security experts,” Drake said.
“We appreciate the understanding of our customers, employees and stakeholders as we continue to investigate.”
The company says that is does not appear that the hacker continues to have access to its system but Casino Rama warns customers and employees that it is possible the hacker will publish information that was taken.