Crown Resorts reports file leaks from recent breach
Crown Resorts has recently stated that a small collection of its files have been leaked on the dark web due to a recent data breach.
The breach in question occurred late last month and affected the file-transferring application GoAnywhere, which is used extensively by numerous large organizations around the world, including Crown Resorts. Shortly after, the gambling and hospitality firm got contacted by an unnamed hacking group that claimed to have gotten hold of a few of the corporation’s internal files, which they obtained through the GoAnywhere breach.
At this time, Crown Resorts started looking into the claims and contacted law enforcement agencies as part of its investigation. The company was able to immediately confirm that its operations or customer data were not affected by the breach.
A couple of weeks after it got contacted by the hacker group, the firm was able to identify that a few of its internal documents had been leaked on the dark web. These files included attendance reports for the company’s employees and a few membership figures from the company’s Sydney property.
However, a spokesperson from Crown Resorts stated that the files relating to the firm’s employees do not contain several types of sensitive data types, such as tax IDs and bank names, while the customer membership figures comprise only numbers and have no sensitive personal information.
Lastly, the company stated that it is taking numerous precautionary steps to minimize the negative effects of this hack, namely by changing the affected membership numbers and by contacting impacted current and former employees.