On Sunday, September 10, 2023, MGM Resorts (“MGM”) experienced a large-scale cyberattack, forcing the company to shut down several hotels in Las Vegas. While the MGM cyberattack is still under investigation, it has caused many to fear the possibility of a data breach involving confidential employee and customer information. If, upon completing its investigation, MGM determines that confidential information was leaked, the company will need to send out data breach notification letters to all individuals whose information was affected by the recent data security incident.
If you receive a data breach notification from MGM Resorts, it is essential you understand what is at risk and what you can do about it. While MGM has not yet confirmed that any data was accessible by an unauthorized party, it remains a possibility, given the various reports describing what appears to be a very disruptive cyberattack. A data breach lawyer can help you learn more about how to protect yourself from becoming a victim of fraud or identity theft, as well as discuss your legal options following a possible MGM Resorts data breach. For more information, please see our recent piece on the topic here.
About the MGM Resorts Cyber Attack
The MGM Resorts cyberattack was only recently announced, and more information is expected in the near future. However, the incident has been widely reported on by various news sources. According to these sources, MGM first detected an issue on Sunday, September 10, at which point the company enlisted the help of leading cybersecurity experts. MGM also notified the Federal Bureau of Investigation and then secured its systems, which involved shutting down some systems entirely. As of September 13, 2023, the MGM Resorts website is still down. In its place is a temporary page, informing visitors with existing travel plans that the company is offering free changes and cancellations.
Whether the MGM cyberattack resulted in any leaked data remains to be seen. However, hackers typically carry out these cyberattacks in hopes of obtaining confidential consumer data they can later use to commit a variety of frauds, including identity theft.
While MGM Resorts still appears to be dealing with the ongoing crisis, it is likely simultaneously investigating the possibility of an MGM data breach. If MGM confirms that consumer or employee data was leaked, the company will send out data breach letters to anyone who was affected by the recent data security incident. These letters will provide victims with a list of what information of theirs was compromised.
More Information About MGM Resorts
Founded in 1986, MGM Resorts is a global entertainment company based in Las Vegas, Nevada. MGM operates casino hotels in Las Vegas, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Maryland, Ohio, and New Jersey. Some of the company’s flagship properties include Bellagio, Mandalay Bay, MGM Grand, Borgata, and Park MGM. MGM Resorts employs more than 57,000 people and generates approximately $10.7 million in annual revenue.