Aristocrat Leisure found itself the victim of a cyber-attack on June 1, where unidentified hackers stole sensitive employee information. This incident has prompted the company to take swift action in managing the breach and enhancing security measures.
The hackers accessed an Aristocrat server, exploiting a newly discovered vulnerability in MOVEit, a third-party file-sharing software used by Aristocrat. Extracts of the stolen data have subsequently been published online. The compromised information includes employee details and other significant data that the company has yet to specify.
Response and Risk Mitigation
In the wake of the attack, Aristocrat has acted diligently to contain the incident. The company promptly addressed the vulnerability with MOVEit and took several measures to mitigate future risks.
Aristocrat also informed relevant law enforcement and coordinated with required gaming and regulatory authorities to ensure appropriate oversight and compliance. Additionally, they sought expertise to understand the extent of the stolen data.
As a part of its immediate response, Aristocrat offered complimentary credit monitoring and identity theft protection to all of its staff, demonstrating a commitment to their well-being.
Potential Business Impact
While acknowledging the severity of the breach, Aristocrat has conducted a comprehensive risk assessment, expecting only low business impact. With a well-executed risk management and mitigation plan, the company appears confident in navigating this challenge.
The company emphasized its commitment to privacy and security in a statement:
“Aristocrat upholds high probity standards and takes the privacy and security of all personal data seriously,” and continued, “We will continue to manage this incident proactively and comprehensively, in the best interests of our people, business and other stakeholders.”
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