After attacks in Oklahoma and elsewhere, Nebraska tribal casinos are warding off ransomware

After attacks in Oklahoma and elsewhere, Nebraska tribal casinos are warding off ransomware

Article brief provided by News Channel Nebraska
  • Carolyn Conte, News Channel Nebraska
June 24, 2021 12:44 AM
  • Carolyn Conte, News Channel Nebraska

    The FBI is currently investigating cyberattacks on casinos in several states. Most recently, six tribal casinos were targeted in Oklahoma. Local experts say the best way to protect Nebraska organizations is preemptive defense.

    “We get thousands of attempts on a daily basis,” said Ho-Chunk, Inc. IT Director Jerry Beaver. Beaver’s company is run by the Winnebago Tribe.

    “Think of it as an alarm system, but you have to make sure the alarms are on,” he said, explaining that you have to keep updating the cybersecurity software, running system checks, and updating it. “Hackers are always learning new tricks,” he continued.