Cyberattack probe shuts down casino


April 17, 2024

The Swinomish Casino & Lodge has had a run of bad luck lately.

Having braced for a busy April and heavy traffic volumes from the annual Skagit Valley Tulip Festival, the gaming center and dining venue 8 miles north of La Conner has been closed since April 6 while an unspecified cybersecurity incident is investigated.

Cyberattacks are usually aimed at accessing, changing or destroying sensitive information. They can also involve extortion via ransomware or interruptions in normal business procedures.

Internet service at the Swinomish property is believed to have been impacted, according to a re...

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