Atlantic City Online Casino Fall Victim to DDoS Attack

A series of cyber-attacks on four Atlantic City, New Jersey online casinos have state and federal authorities investigating the Distributed Denial of Service which came with a Bitcoin ransom request to prevent further attacks.

New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement Director David Rebuck said the DDoS attack began on Thursday, prior to the July 4th holiday weekend, through Sunday.

"At least four casinos were impacted and experienced downtime," Rebuck said to "We're continuing to monitor."

The 30 minute attacks were followed by threats of more serious attacks unless an undisclosed Bitcoin payment was made within 24 hours.

The attack "shut down PCs and servers in a cascading IT catastrophe" and federal officials believe it can from Iran.

According to Rebuck, the operators, who were not disclosed, believe they know who initiated the attack.

"He's a known actor. He's done this before," he said.
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    There was an attack about the money stealing not to get the ransom. I beleive the hackers are attacking casino's to get the real benefit from the attacks, for example, steal the credit/debit card numbers, ewallet account names, even the players confidential info..This is not about just harm and confuse the casino. I believe, the fed guys has nothing to do about the attacks, because nowadays the hackes are very cautious and proffesional.
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    Bitcoin is so confusing to me as a player and it takes a lot more work to join a bitcoin service and buy them, along with figuring out what the heck they actually are too. If I were the hackers I would prefer to get a money ransom.
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    Do they really think they can get any ransoms by black mailing casinos? First Betat casino then there was Blingcity just about week ago and now this. Hope the feds will catch them and throw them in to jail for 10 years for blackmailing. These guys should but their efforts to something useful and earn the bitcoins with honest actions

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