Summary: Ransomware attacks, the use of AI, and the rise of cybercrime-as-a-service were prominent trends in the cybersecurity space in the first half of 2023, with LockBit ransomware being the most used and AI tools being misused by threat actors to launch cyberattacks.
MGM Resorts has shut down some systems and is working with cybersecurity experts and law enforcement to address a cybersecurity issue.
Several major hotels in Las Vegas, including the Bellagio, experienced a cyberattack that resulted in faulty door locks, inoperable slot machines, and disruption of key hotel systems, prompting an ongoing FBI investigation.
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.
MGM Resorts International is experiencing a cybersecurity issue that could potentially be a ransomware attack, resulting in loss of money and damage to the company's reputation, but it is yet to be confirmed.
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.
Hackers known as Scattered Spider have demanded a ransom from MGM after hacking the company and causing disruptions, and it is believed that the same group hacked Caesars before, receiving a large sum of money as ransom; these hackers are known for their aggressive tactics and have been involved in compromising at least 60 entities worldwide.
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.
MGM Resorts is facing a widespread outage lasting four days after a cyberattack by the hacking group Scattered Spider, with guests reporting disruptions to various services including ATMs, slot machines, digital key cards, and electronic payment systems, while entertainment giant Caesars Entertainment also suffered a cyberattack attributed to the same group, resulting in stolen data and a demanded ransom of $30 million.
Hackers stole customer data from the loyalty program of Caesars Entertainment through a social engineering attack, highlighting cyber threats faced by the Las Vegas hospitality and casino industry; meanwhile, MGM Resorts is recovering from its own cyberattack.
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.
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.