Nez Perce Tribe officials at the Clearwater River Casino & Lodge and the It’se Ye-Ye Casino reopened Monday October 19 after an external cyberattack disrupted their computer systems for more than a week.
“The privacy and security of our guests is a top priority and thankfully we can confirm that there was not a data breach. We are confident that no personal information stored in our systems was shared or compromised,” stated Nez Perce Tribal Enterprise Executive Officer Kermit Mankiller.
The cyberattack happened October 8.
An investigation into the attack continues. Officials said the damage to the computer systems is being addressed but the attack encrypted any data that was on the network, making all information inaccessible. During the shut down, each device was scanned and reset.
"I guarantee our security protocols will be even stronger and more sophisticated going forward. I would like to express my appreciation for the staff, and in particular our IT team, for working tirelessly to resolve the issue as quickly as possible; and thank you to our valued guests for your patience and understanding during this difficult time,” Mankiller added.