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by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#712 Diary of a ransomware victim
For online casinos, business begins to peak as gamblers punch out of work and belly-up to virtual blackjack tables. But on this Tuesday in February at 5p.m., the odds were not in the house’s favor. That’s when this virtual casino—with tens of millions of dollars in virtual transaction data, thousands of user profiles and millions invested in computer infrastructure—was hit with ransomware that risked turning a thriving business into an encrypted crime scene.

The criminals behind this attack couldn’t have picked a better target. This legal online casino, located outside the US, is one of the largest operators in the gambling and entertainment business. On the condition Threatpost would not identify the casino, we were given rare insight into a high-stakes ransomware attack that serves as a cautionary tale for any company.
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