SLGA clients’ information exposed on dark web following cyber attack

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The Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority (SLGA) informs some clients that their personal information may have been exposed on the dark web after the cyber attack.

The Crown Corporation announced that it was the target of a cyber attack at the end of 2021.

SLGA now warns some regulatory clients that it is possible to access sensitive personal data obtained during the licensing and registration process in the last five years.

The information accessed may include “place and date of birth, driver’s license, height, weight, eye color, employment history, criminal history and financial information,” according to Crown Corporation.

The SLGA said the notification takes place after cyber experts uncovered evidence that some of the information was leaked on the dark web.

The initial investigation also revealed that the information of SLGA employees may have been disclosed, including names, bank details and social security numbers.

Current and former employees have been notified of possible exposure.

SLGA offers two-year loan supervision to both directly informed clients and current and former employees.

Third-party experts will conduct a review of the SLGA cybersecurity system, policies and procedures, as well as document protection and storage policies.

An investigation into the incident is ongoing. Cyber ​​experts and consultants; the police and the Office of the Privacy Commissioner work with the SLGA.

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