MGM Resorts publishes details of recent cyberattack
MGM Resorts has published further details on its recent cyber attack which took place about a month ago.
The cybersecurity issue in question affected numerous parts of MGM Resorts’ operations in its land-based establishments, with some patrons having experienced trouble accessing their hotel rooms or playing at the operator’s gambling terminals. The attack was able to temporarily take down the operator’s website as well, with MGM Resorts having to display nothing but several contact numbers while the issues were ongoing about a month ago.
Recently, the operator published an update on the situation, mentioning that at the end of last month, it was able to determine that the attacker was able to access a variety of sensitive customer information. This includes everything like names, phone and driving license numbers, birth dates, and postal, email, and gender information. Additionally, MGM Resorts mentioned that a small number of affected people have had their social security and passport numbers accessed by the attacker as well.
The company mentioned that it has contacted affected customers about the issue and plans to provide them with free identity and credit protection services. MGM also stated that it has incorporated additional safety measures to prevent such situations from repeating in the future.