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July 31, 2023

Aristocrat Gaming Says Hacker Accessed Data on the Company's Server

Thando Dlamini
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Aristocrat Gaming, an iGaming provider based in Australia, has released an official statement on the hacking incident that happened in June 2023. According to the report, the company says a hacker took advantage of a newly released (zero-day) vulnerability in the company's third-party file-sharing program (MOVEit).

Aristocrat Gaming Says Hacker Accessed Data on the Company's Server

Unfortunately, the leading developer of casino games has confirmed that criminals accessed data on its server. Among the stolen data include private information belonging to the company's employees.

As a firm that upholds the highest moral and ethical values, Aristocrat Gaming takes private information's safety and security seriously. Consequently, the company has taken multiple steps to address the situation since discovering it.

Below are some of the steps taken by Aristocrat:

  • Immediately after the incident, Aristocrat rectified the MOVEit software vulnerability.
  • The company informed the relevant law enforcement, gaming, and regulatory bodies of the incident.
  • In collaboration with independent specialists, Aristocrat determined the stolen data before implementing mitigations.
  • The company informed its employees worldwide of the incident, offering complimentary credit monitoring and identity theft protection services.

Aristocrat has conducted an evaluation to determine the potential effect the incident could have on its operations. The assessment results indicate that the risk of damaging business impact should be low if proper risk management strategies are in place. The company has expressed its commitment to managing the incident responsibly and effectively to protect the interests of its employees, business, and other involved parties.

This incident should be a wake-up call for operators, software providers, and players at the best live casino sites to protect their online presence. Thankfully, there are many data security tips that players can use to protect their live casino accounts from potential threats.

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