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Harrington casino reveals cybersecurity issues that led to closure | #hacking | #cybersecurity | #infosec | #comptia | #pentest | #ransomware


Harington Raceway and Casino in Kent County remains closed with the site issuing a statement indicating that cybersecurity issues were the cause.

The casino issued the following on social media.

“Harrington Raceway, Inc. is currently experiencing technical difficulties that are causing a temporary disruption to gaming and computer systems. We are working diligently to investigate the source of the disruption, confirm its impact on our systems, and restore full functionality to our affected systems as quickly as possible. We have significant resources, including cyber security specialists, devoted to this process and our work to resolve this issue is ongoing.”

The casino remained closed on Thursday, with earlier reports indicating that it had been shuttered since Tuesday.

Harrington is one of three “racinos” in the state that offer horse racing seasons and casino gaming. The Delaware State Lottery, shares revenue with the casino, with proceeds going into state coffers.

A message was sent to the State Lottery seeking comment.

A few years ago, casinos pushed for changes in the formula on claims of operating losses. Changes were made, and two of three state casinos were sold, with Harrington remaining the only locally-owned operation. Delaware Park is now owned by Canadian investors with Bally’s, a nationwide gaming company buying Dover Downs.

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