SBTech-powered sportsbooks down after cyberattack

2 Apr 2020

The sports betting technology provider SBTech has been targeted by hackers and that led to the disruption of access to several bookmakers that use its software. More specifically, sportsbooks such as 10Bet, Bethard, ComeOn, NetBet and Winmasters were all affected by the cyberattack on SBTech.

Luckily, all the aforementioned betting sites have been successfully relaunched, except for one. Winmasters is still experiencing issues, as its webpage is currently down.

It is speculated that SBTech is facing the same cybersecurity threat with BetUS. The Curacao-licensed online bookie was recently hit with a ransomware attack by a hacking group named Maze, nevertheless its site is operational again.

Other rumors say that SBTech has fallen victim to a distributed denial of service attack (DDoS). Such attacks are traditionally used against bookmakers prior or during the launch of a major sporting event. However, no such event is taking place at the moment. Thus, a DDoS attack is the least possible scenario.

According to other reports, SBTech was forced to shutdown its servers preemptively due to the existence of an unspecified cyber threat. The perpetrators behind this cyber threat were planning to steal data from the company and subsequently ransom the stolen info back to the firm. Nonetheless, SBTech has clarified that all its data is properly encrypted and that its main concern is to restore all its systems as soon as possible.

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