Australian casino giant Crown Resorts said Monday it is investigating a potential data breach after a ransomware group claimed it was in possession of Crown files.
In a statement posted on the casino operator’s website, Crown said it is one of many organizations that uses third-party file transfer service, GoAnywhere, which has been impacted by a data breach globally.
“We were recently contacted by a ransomware group who claim they have illegally obtained a limited number of Crown files. We are investigating the validity of this claim as a matter of priority,” said a Crown spokesperson.
“We can confirm no customer data has been compromised and our business operations have not been impacted.
“We are continuing to work with law enforcement and have notified our gaming regulators as part of the ongoing investigation and will provide relevant updates, as necessary.”
The ransomware group in question has claimed to have breached around 130 organizations in the wake of its GoAnywhere hack, with the likes of mining giant Rio Tinto and consumer goods brand Proctor & Gamble are among the firms to have confirmed data breaches over the past week.
This latest incident involving Crown comes as the company continues with remediation efforts in NSW, Victoria and Western Australia after being found unsuitable in all three states to retain its casino licenses. Its three casinos, Crown Sydney, Crown Melbourne and Crown Perth are currently operating under the watch of independent monitors who will determine whether Crown has successfully returned to suitability.