Computer systems owned by MGM Resorts International are down due to a cybersecurity issue, impacting reservation systems and casino floors in multiple locations.
Over a dozen MGM Hotels & Casinos have shut down operations after a cyberattack on its computer systems, causing outages and impacting guests' ability to access rooms, use ATMs, and charge items to their rooms.
The cybersecurity issue at MGM Resorts International, which caused disruptions for customers and affected online systems, is likely the result of a cyberattack according to cybersecurity experts.
Customers of casino and hotel giant MGM Resorts have experienced various issues, including problems with slot machines and online bookings, following a cyber-attack, though the company states that its facilities are still operational and an investigation is underway.
The breach suffered by MGM Resorts International may cost the company millions of dollars, according to a cybersecurity expert, as shutting down systems to mitigate risk is a standard practice, and breaches like this could cost over $100 million.
The cyber attack on MGM Resorts International, which began on Sunday, has caused significant disruptions and financial losses for the casino and hotel giant, with a Russia-linked hacker gang claiming responsibility for the breach.
The Nevada Gaming Control Board is monitoring a cyber attack on MGM Resorts, which has impacted the experience for casino visitors for three days.
A ransomware group called ALPHAV, also known as BlackCat, has taken credit for a massive cyber breach at MGM resorts, causing disruption to various functions including guest key cards, slot machines, and credit card transactions, while the company is working to resolve the issue.
A group of hackers called "Scattered Spider" has paralyzed the systems of MGM Resorts International and Caesar's Entertainment, demanding a ransom and causing disruption in their operations.
Hotel and casino company Caesars Entertainment has confirmed that hackers stole a significant amount of customer data, including driver's license numbers and social security numbers, in a recent cyberattack. It is believed that the company has paid a ransom to try and ensure the stolen data is deleted. A separate data breach notice revealed that the cyberattack was caused by social engineering on an unnamed outside IT vendor. Caesars is the second hotel and casino company to be targeted in recent weeks, following MGM Resorts' reported "cybersecurity issue."
Affiliate of the BlackCat ransomware group, Scattered Spider, claims responsibility for breaching MGM Resorts' infrastructure, stealing data, and deploying ransomware, demanding a $30 million ransom.
Prominent casino chain MGM Resorts experienced a cyberattack that shut down many of its systems, likely due to a social engineering technique known as vishing, highlighting the vulnerability of even well-protected organizations to human-based attacks.
A cybersecurity breach at MGM Resorts in Las Vegas has led to unauthorized charges on loyalty accounts and concerns over stolen information, prompting increased credit monitoring by affected customers.
MGM Resorts International could be losing millions of dollars in daily revenue and cash flow due to a cyberattack, with estimates ranging from $4.2 million to $8.4 million in revenue and $1 million in cash flow per day.
Hackers responsible for breaching MGM Resorts and Caesars Entertainment have also targeted three other companies in the manufacturing, retail, and technology sectors, according to a security executive familiar with the matter.
MGM Resorts is still facing issues and disarray following a cybersecurity crisis, with ongoing problems including a non-functional mobile app, offline reservations system, and manual transactions.
MGM Resorts has resumed normal operations after a cyberattack, but the incident is negatively impacting its stock.
A recent cyberattack targeted MGM, disrupting its Las Vegas locations, but customer-facing electronic systems have now been restored after 10 days of being faulty.