#CyberFLASH: $50M class action filed lawsuit against Casino Rama after cyberattack

A sign in front of Casino Rama  in Orilia Ont., on January 14, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS IMAGES/J.P. Moczulski

One day after Casino Rama announced it was the victim of a cyberattack, a $50 million “national privacy breach” class action lawsuit is in the works.

The suit is being led by Charney Lawyers PC and Sutts-Strosberg LPP. Both firms are well known litigators.

The lawyers have been involved in previous class actions concerning Bell Canada, Ashley Madison and Peoples Trust Company.

“This is a massive privacy breach. We still do not know the whole story but it looks like Casino Rama rolled the dice with employee, customer and vendor data rather than invest in state-of-the-art security measures,” Ted Charney of Charney Lawyers PC said.

David Robins of Suts-Strosberg LPP said that in this digital age Casino Rama’s employees, patrons and suppliers reasonably expected that their sensitive and confidential information would be protected.

Casino Rama became aware of the situation on Nov. 4.

Personal and banking information, along with social insurance numbers and dates of birth, were stolen.

The casino told people affected to keep an eye on their bank accounts, credit cards and other financial information.

On Friday evening, Casino Rama released the following statement:

“There is now evidence that stolen customer and employee personal information has been published on the Internet.

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#CyberFLASH: Customer information stolen in cyberattack, Casino Rama says

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An Ontario casino says customer information has been stolen after an alleged cyberattack.

The Casino Rama Resort in Rama, Ont., says its customers, vendors and current and former staff should keep an eye on their bank accounts, credit cards and other financial information.

The resort says it became aware of the situation on Nov. 4.

It says customers’ credit inquiries and collection and debt information were stolen, along with employees’ information, including payroll data, social insurance numbers and dates of birth.

It says vendor information was also stolen.

The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Commission says the attack was site-specific, so customers who visited other casinos don’t need to worry.

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