MGM Resorts Hit by Cybersecurity Issue, Forcing Computer Shutdowns

17:00 11.09.2023

In a shocking turn of events, computer systems owned by MGM Resorts International have been completely paralyzed due to a major "cybersecurity issue" that has left several of its casinos and hotels across the United States incapacitated. This devastating incident, which commenced on Sunday, has wreaked havoc on the reservation systems and even the casino floors of MGM properties in highly popular locations such as Las Vegas, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, and Ohio, leaving tourists and guests in utter chaos.

One disgruntled guest, who took to social media to express their frustration, warned others not to visit MGM Resorts International's National Harbor location, stating, "Do not go to @MGMResortsIntl National Harbor. Computer systems are down and it's pandemonium here." The outcry from guests like Jack D, a CPA, highlights the severity of the situation and the urgent need for the company to address the issue promptly. Additionally, Jack D tweeted directly at @MGMRewards and @MGMNatlHarbor, urging them to "get [their] act together."

MGM Resorts International has yet to provide an immediate response regarding the incident. However, they did release a statement acknowledging the presence of a "cybersecurity issue" within their systems. The company revealed that they have initiated an investigation into the matter, enlisting the expertise of external cybersecurity professionals and alerting law enforcement agencies. While the statement was vague about the exact nature of the issue, it did mention that efforts to safeguard data involved the shutdown of certain systems.

Unsurprisingly, the repercussions of this cyber attack have been felt beyond just the physical premises of MGM Resorts International. The websites for Bellagio and Aria in Las Vegas, as well as the Borgata in New Jersey and the Beau Rivage in Mississippi, were all inaccessible as of Monday afternoon, causing further inconvenience for those trying to access information or make reservations. MGM Resorts International is diligently working to determine the root cause of this attack and is leaving no stone unturned in their investigation.

As one of the largest hotel and casino operators in the world, MGM Resorts International boasts an impressive portfolio of properties, including iconic Las Vegas establishments such as the MGM Grand, Bellagio, Cosmopolitan, Aria, New York-New York, Park MGM, Excalibur, Luxor, Mandalay Bay, and Delano. With tens of thousands of hotel rooms across these properties, the impact of this cyber attack is far-reaching and could potentially have long-lasting consequences.

It is important to note that MGM Resorts International also operates properties in China and Macau, although it is currently unclear if these locations have been affected by the cybersecurity issue. With the investigation ongoing, it remains to be seen how this incident will be resolved and what steps MGM Resorts International will take to ensure the safety and security of their computer systems moving forward.

/ Monday, September 11, 2023, 5:00 PM /

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