Arizona casino severely disrupted after cyberattack

Multiple services, including ATMs, were disrupted at Tuscon’s Casino Del Sol after attackers tried accessing the casino’s systems.

According to multiple reports from the hotel-casino, customers could not check into their rooms, use local ATMs, or obtain casino credit.

“An outside attempt was made to access Casino Del Sol’s systems. We are working with the Pascua Yaqui Police Department and the FBI,” the casino said in an official statement.

The casino hasn’t specified what type of attack caused the disruption. However, its systems continue to be affected several days after the initial unauthorized access attempt was noticed.

“We will continue to provide updates as systems come back online. Again, we sincerely apologize for the incredible inconvenience this network outage has caused all of our loyal guests,” Casino Del Sol said.

Casinos are lucrative targets for cybercriminals and ransomware operators, as downtime may cost hundreds of thousands of dollars for gambling venue operators.

Last year, attackers targeted two major Las Vegas hospitality and gambling venues, MGM Resorts International and Caesars Entertainment. MGM later revealed that the attack would result in a $100 million loss.