RISK: Edmonton casino faced a cyberattack over the weekend

Staff first thought computer glitches were a technical failure

Hackers targeted an Edmonton-area casino over the weekend, putting employee and customer information at risk.

Computer systems at the River Cree Resort and Casino went down, which staff first thought was a technical failure, says general manager Vik Mahajan. They later realized it was an actual attack.

Mahajan says customer and employee information was stolen, though he won’t say how many people are involved. The incident, however, didn’t affect the casino floor.

Officials say as soon as the attack was discovered, police were contacted, along with cyber security experts at a private company.

Mahajan wouldn’t say what type of cyberattack took place, or what information was compromised.

“We’re trying to sift through all that,” Mahajan says. “I know there’s some personal information in our system that would relate to associates as well as customers and how much of that information is gone, we are trying to determine that.”

River Cree has been contacting people whose information may have been compromised.

The Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission has been contacted, and is investigating as well.

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