MGM Resorts suffers cyber attack
A recent cyber attack has taken down numerous of MGM Resorts’ systems, temporarily inhibiting its operations.
The firm originally confirmed the attack in a tweet yesterday, in which MGM Resorts also stated that it has initiated an investigation into the matter and has already contacted local authorities with details of the breach. The cyber attack has taken down numerous of the company’s systems, including its official website, which now contains only a single page with a few dozen numbers for booking reservations and contacting local concierge services.
The hack has also affected the company’s land-based operations, with some of MGM’s patrons reporting trouble accessing their hotel rooms and the land-based slot terminals in the company’s gambling venues yesterday. However, the operator had not officially confirmed which of its systems were down at the time.
Following the initial announcement, the company posted an update earlier today, stating that its establishments continue to operate normally with staff being ready to assist patrons experiencing any issues.
This cyber attack followed just a week after another major hack in the gambling industry, which targeted the popular crypto casino Stake.com. The hack, which the FBI has recently confirmed was carried out by a hacking group backed by North Korea, cost the operator around 41 million dollars in a variety of crypto assets.