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MGM Resorts Hit by Cyberattack, Some Systems Offline

MGM Resorts, a major hospitality and entertainment company, announced via social media on Monday that it had fallen victim to a cyberattack. As a precautionary measure, certain systems were taken offline in response to the incident, affecting properties across MGM's network of hotels.

MGM Resorts Hit by Cyberattack, Some Systems Offline

The cyberattack commenced on Sunday night, causing disruptions across various facets of the company's operations. Systems affected included slot machines, the MGM website, and reservation systems. This prompted employees to switch to manual mode while the situation was assessed.

A subsequent statement clarified that although some systems remained offline, the gaming floors of MGM's casinos were fully operational. The company initiated collaboration with local law enforcement and sought assistance from external cybersecurity experts to manage the situation.

The aftermath of the cyberattack also affected MGM Resorts' financial standing, with the company's shares falling by 2.4% on Monday.

Customers at the company's numerous properties shared their experiences on social media, reporting difficulties in checking in and using credit or debit cards at stores and restaurants within MGM hotels and resorts.

This is not the first time MGM Resorts has been targeted by cybercriminals. In July 2019, the company experienced a cyberattack that resulted in the illegal access of personal information belonging to as many as 10.6 million customers.

Recent cyberattacks on prominent entities, such as the hack of online casino and betting provider earlier this month by the North Korean hacking group Lazarus Group, underscore the ongoing threats faced by organizations in the digital age.

MGM Resorts continues to work diligently to address the recent cyberattack and ensure the security and safety of its systems and customer data.



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