Investigators in New Jersey are investigating a cyber attack that was launched on a series of the state's regulated online casinos last week after hackers launched a Distributed Denial of Service attack on the sites.
The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement said that the attack began on July 2nd, just before the July 4th holiday weekend, and continued through Sunday. The attacks lasted for about 30 minutes each, and impacted four online betting sites.
"At least four casinos were impacted and experienced downtime," said NJDGE Director David Rebuck. "We're continuing to monitor."
The anonymous attacks came after the hackers tried soliciting a ransom that was to be paid in Bitcoin. The amount of the ransom demand was not immediately known.
The FBI, New Jersey State Police, and Division of Gaming Enforcement are all working on identifying and capturing the attackers. Initial reports are that the attack may have come from Iran.
Casino Listings will update this story as more developments arise.