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MGM Resorts Faces Massive Cyber Outage

MGM Resorts, the renowned hotel and casino conglomerate, has acknowledged a cybersecurity breach as the cause for a sweeping system disruption at its Las Vegas establishments. The statement released on X (previously Twitter) clarified the company's swift action post-detection, including initiating a thorough investigation with external cybersecurity experts, alerting law enforcement, and taking immediate measures to secure their systems and data.

This interruption has notably hindered ATM and slot machine operations, prompting MGM Las Vegas outlets to enforce cash-only transactions. Hotel guests have reported their inability to charge expenditures to their rooms and faced issues with digital room key access.

An advisory on the MGM Resorts' website, also experiencing the outage, confirms that all its Las Vegas properties, like Aria, Bellagio, Luxor, MGM Grand, and Mandalay Bay, are impacted. Guests are being directed to phone for reservations or concierge services.

Insiders report that not just the Las Vegas properties, but MGM establishments beyond, seem affected. Websites for several regional resorts, including those in Massachusetts and New York, were inaccessible at last check.

The specific nature of this cyber intrusion, potential data theft, and the anticipated timeline for system restoration remain undisclosed.

It's noteworthy that MGM Resorts previously faced a major cybersecurity breach just last year, with personal data of over 140 million guests leaked on Telegram.

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Posted: 2023-09-13
By: dwirch
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