On Wednesday, Casino.org reported that the Nevada Gaming Control Board’s (NCGB) website may have fallen victim to a cyberattack. Now, that attack has been confirmed.
People trying to access the Nevada Gaming Control Board’s website have been unable to connect since Monday, and Google issued this ominous warning on its search results beginning Wednesday. (Image: Google)
In a statement posted to the agency’s Twitter/X account late Thursday, the control board admitted that its website, which also serves the Nevada Gaming Commission (NGC), had been compromised. No personal information or financial records were believed to be stolen.
Technology personnel initiated immediate steps to protect the website by taking it offline,” the statement read. “The [board] is working with experts to thoroughly assess the situation. While working to restore the full website, the [board] is preparing to publish a temporary website for those seeking access to information.”
Ironically, that is the website where the state’s casinos are instructed to go to report cyberattacks, such as the ones suffered by Caesars Entertainment and MGM Resorts last year.
The NGCB’s site includes information about agency meeting agendas, gaming regulations, public statistics, phone numbers for agency offices, and public biographies of the board and gaming commission members.
Gaming license information and financial records are stored on a separate internal state agency system that wasn’t compromised, the Nevada Independent reported.
Since Casino.org learned of the possible hack on Wednesday, several attempts were made to reach a spokesperson for the regulatory agency. All were unsuccessful.
An operator at the NGCB’s helpline denied that the site had been hacked, saying only that they were aware of the problem and that they “have a ticket out for it.”