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Poker machines in Tasmania shut down after ransomware attack – The Guardian

Federal Group was forced to shut down gaming machines at Hobart’s Wrest Point and Country Club in Launceston

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Poker machines at Tasmanias two casinos have been offline since the Easter weekend due to a ransomware cyber-attack.
Owner Federal Group was forced to shut down gaming machines at Hobarts Wrest Point and the Country Club in Launceston following an incident in the early hours of 3 April.
The company confirmed on Tuesday the attack involved ransomware, a type of online attack that threatens to publish data unless a ransom is paid.
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