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User data in US, Canadian casinos targetted by hackers

November 20, 2023 World Crime & LegaliGaming & Gambling

Concerns over the security of customer information in the gambling business have been raised by the data scams and breaches that have affected a number of North American casino operators, most notably Great Canadian Entertainment (GCE) and Rivers Casino in Illinois.

A phishing scam that targeted gamblers at Casino Nova Scotia in Halifax and Casino New Brunswick in Moncton, which are owned by GCE, was uncovered. In order to get free spins, customers were tricked into downloading fraudulent casino programs. These unauthorized programs were designed to imitate the operator’s logo with the intention of collecting user information.

GCE moved swiftly, alerting consumers to scams and urging them to be careful on their website. “You should never be asked for your bank or credit card details to claim a prize from any Great Canadian Entertainment venue,” the company said.

Meanwhile, Rivers Casino in Des Plaines, Illinois, said that it was just recently informed of a data breach that occurred in August. The incident resulted in the compromising of contact details belonging to customers and staff, government identification information, and passport information. Thankfully, according to Rivers Casino, the theft did not reveal any credit card numbers or passwords.

In order to minimize any operating disruptions, Rivers Casino has moved swiftly to mitigate the effects of the data breach, reducing the risk and protecting its systems. Additionally, the casino said that it will provide worried customers with a year’s worth of free scam alerts to help them stay away from any dishonest behavior. These incidents highlight the ongoing challenges gaming firms have in defending customer data from cyberattacks and the need to put robust security measures in place to safeguard user data.

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Original story by: Gambling Insider

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