MGM Resorts suffers massive computer breakdown after cyber-attack!
American multinational MGM Resorts International, whose servers had already been targeted by a cyber-attack in 2019, has just suffered another large-scale hack, to such an extent that most of its U.S.-based establishments were deprived of access to their customers’ data. According to AP News, which quoted a statement by one of the group’s executives, “(…) the latest incident represents the second cyber-attack targeting MGM Resorts’ operations in the past four years”.
Cyber-attack targeting MGM Resorts operations: the FBI is on the case
MGM Resorts International suffered its second cyber-attack on Sunday September 12. The extent of the consequences of this cyber-attack could not be immediately identified. MGM Resorts International has not communicated much on the subject. What we do know, however, is that the hack affected the reservation systems of numerous casinos and hotels in Las Vegas, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Maryland, Michigan, New York and Ohio, as company spokesman Brian Ahern explained in a recent interview.
In another statement posted on the MGM Resorts website, the company explains that the FBI has become aware of the problem and is currently conducting a background investigation. The company then goes on vaguely to claim a ” cybersecurity problem that affected some of the company’s systems “and explains that ” external cybersecurity experts have been called in to remedy the problem “.
Some customers were unable to log in to their account or make a reservation
Another message published on the company’s website and relayed on its various social networks summarized as follows: ” The site is down “. MGM Resorts International immediately provided telephone numbers for customers to make reservations at the brand’s affected properties, as the vast majority were unable to log in to their online accounts.
The situation is somewhat worrying for MGM Resorts Internationalan American heavyweight in the hotel and casino business since 1987, which owns, manages and operates properties such as the Aria, Bellagio, Cosmopolitan, Delano, Excalibur, Mandalay Bay, MGM Grand, New York-New York and Park MGM.
Last we heard, MGM Resorts International’s overseas operations – notably in Macau – were not compromised by the latest cyber-attack. In other news, only MGM Resorts International has been targeted by the cyber-attack. Sister real estate company MGM Growth Properties has not reported any intrusion attempts on its computer servers.