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Nevada Gaming Control Board’s website compromised in cyber attack
The Nevada Gaming Control Board, the regulatory body overseeing the state’s gaming industry, has experienced a significant cyber attack, leading to the temporary shutdown of its public-facing website. According to Gambling Insider, the attack, which also targeted the Nevada Gaming Commission’s website, has raised concerns about cybersecurity in the state’s gaming sector.
The compromised website contained a variety of public information, including meeting agendas, gaming regulations, press releases, and contact details. However, officials have assured that critical data such as gaming license details and financial records were stored on a separate, secure internal system and were not affected by the breach.
Kirk Hendrick, the Chairman of the Nevada Gaming Control Board, has not yet commented on the specifics of the incident. The Board, however, has been proactive in addressing the situation. In a statement released via social media, they mentioned, “Technology personnel initiated immediate steps to protect the website by taking it offline. The board is working with experts to thoroughly assess the situation. While working to restore the full website, the board is preparing to publish a temporary website for those seeking access to information.”