Cyberattack forced 10 Day Closure of Tesuque Casino.

May 26, 2022


New Mexico’s Tesuque Casino reopened this week after a cyberattack. The cyber incident at the Santa Fe tribal gaming property initially was identified on Sept. 25. The casino immediately closed once the attack was discovered and remained shuttered for about 10 days. Findings from the investigation will “strengthen the casino’s cyber security defenses,” the casino said. "Through our fast-acting team and external IT specialists, we were able to contain and remedy the issue as swiftly as possible,” wrote Mark Mitchell, a Pueblo of Tesuque tribal official. Casino officials have not said if personal info belonging to players was in any way compromised, according to KRQE, a local TV station.

No indication OT systems were compromised - outage seemed to be over concern re: possible leakage of Tesuque Casino customers' Personally Identifiable Information(PII).

Incident Date

September 25, 2021

Estimated Cost

closed for 10 days

Type of Malware

No Malware identified

Threat Source

No threat source identified