SBTech is close to completing the process of bringing its clients’ websites back online after a cyberattack saw more than 50 sportsbooks powered by the technology provider go offline over the weekend.
iGB understands that SBTech’s monitoring system flagged a potential security threat late Friday evening.
This was quickly identified as a serious attack, which prompted the supplier to power down its data centres around the world as a precaution, with third party specialists brought in to investigate.
This affected sites across the world, including Churchill Downs’ BetAmerica brand and the Oregon Lottery’s Score Board product in the US. In Europe, the likes of 10bet, Bet.pt, Bethard, ComeOn, NetBet and Virgin Bet are all currently offline.
While the exact nature of the threat has not been disclosed, technology experts told iGB that the length of the outage suggested it was not a direct denial of service (DDOS) attack.