Title: Cybersecurity Issue Leads to Shutdown of MGM Resorts’ Computer Systems Across U.S. Properties
In a recent turn of events, renowned casino operator MGM Resorts International has been grappling with a significant “cybersecurity issue” that compelled the shutdown of computer systems in its properties across the United States. While the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has launched an investigation into the matter, no further details have been disclosed yet.
To ensure the safety of their valuable data, MGM Resorts took the precautionary measure of shutting down “certain systems” affected by the cyber attack. Unfortunately, the organization did not divulge specific details regarding the nature of the attack or which systems were impacted.
Regrettably, this cybersecurity breach has not remained confined to a single location. The consequences have rippled through various states, including Las Vegas, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, and Ohio, affecting both reservations and casino floors.
In an attempt to alleviate concerns, MGM Resorts released a public statement assuring the public that operations, including dining, entertainment, and gaming, are currently operational despite the setback caused by the cyber incident.
However, numerous guests have taken to social media platforms to voice their grievances. Complaints have ranged from issues with credit card transactions and accessing cash machines to difficulties entering hotel rooms utilizing key cards. This onslaught of technical difficulties faced by their guests emphasizes the magnitude of the cybersecurity challenge faced by MGM Resorts International.
Adding to the frustration, the company’s website remains inaccessible, offering solely telephone numbers for reservations and contacting properties. Meanwhile, the BetMGM website in Nevada recognizes login complications for certain customers, but users from other states seem to have uninterrupted access.
MGM Resorts, known for its vast portfolio of hotel rooms in Las Vegas, including prominent establishments like the MGM Grand, Bellagio, Aria, New York-New York, and Mandalay Bay, also operates resorts in China and Macau. The repercussions of the cyber attack have undoubtedly resonated throughout the company’s global operations.
Amidst this ongoing cybersecurity conundrum, MGM Resorts International and its guests, along with cybersecurity professionals, anxiously await further updates regarding the investigation into this regrettable incident.