Northern California’s Cache Creek Casino Resort, which has been shut down since September 20, has confirmed that the closure was the result of an external attack on the property’s computer network.

“While our investigation is ongoing, we have confirmed the cause was an external attack on our computer network. The privacy of our guests and employees is our highest priority and we want to make certain they have some peace-of-mind,” the company stated.

“Unfortunately, and as reported in the news, these computer attacks are becoming increasingly frequent, with major banks, a large healthcare company and a well-known Las Vegas casino becoming recent targets. We are undaunted in our commitment to the security of our organization and the future of our business.”

“If it is determined the personal information of guests or employees was exposed, we will notify affected individuals in writing. To further reassure our community, we repeat our commitment to continued full pay and benefits for our employees during this time, whether they have been asked to report for their regular shifts or not.”