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MGM Resorts Shut Down Systems Due to Cybersecurity Issue

Place your bets on the odds of when operations return to normal.

If you are going to Las Vegas to gamble some money using slot machines or other electronic devices, be aware that MGM Resorts International shut down systems due to a cybersecurity issue — and this issue may be affecting MGM Resorts International casino properties in other locations as well.

MGM Resorts Shut Down Systems Due to Cybersecurity Issue

According to this message that was posted at the official Twitter — er…X — site of MGM Resorts International:

MGM Resorts recently identified a cybersecurity issue affecting some of the Company’s systems. Promptly after detecting the issue, we quickly began an investigation with assistance from leading external cybersecurity experts. We also notified law enforcement and took prompt action to protect our systems and data, including shutting down certain systems.

Our investigation is ongoing, and we are working diligently to
determine the nature and scope of the matter.

Accessing the official Internet web site of MGM Resorts International is not possible at the time this article was written.

a screenshot of a hotel
Source: MGM Resorts International.

Systemwide outages at Bellagio and other properties have been reported. Restaurants are accepting only cash payments at this time. Automated teller machines are inoperable. Digital room keys are not functioning. Slot machines have ceased to work. Room charges or credit cards are not being accepted for payment at this time.

Final Boarding Call

No information has been given at the time this article was written as to exactly what has been affected by the shutdown; when operations will return to normal; or when the aforementioned investigation will conclude.

This is certainly not the first time cybersecurity issues have plagued a lodging corporation or a company within the travel industry…

Photograph ©2022 by Brian Cohen.

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