Sat. Sep 30th, 2023
MGM Resorts Investigating Cybersecurity Issue as Websites and Casino Gaming Machines Go Offline

MGM Resorts, a renowned hotel and casino company, is currently investigating a cybersecurity issue that has forced the shutdown of many of its systems. The company released a statement apologizing for the site’s outage and providing concierge phone numbers for various locations such as Aria, The Cosmopolitan, Mandalay Bay, Bellagio, New York-New York, and Vdara. The issue is not limited to MGM’s Las Vegas locations, as it has also affected the Borgata Hotel in Atlantic City and the MGM Grand Detroit Casino.

Reports suggest that the attack has caused disruptions in various services. Guests at MGM hotels were unable to access ATMs, purchase food, or use their digital room keys. Screens on casino gaming machines displayed error messages, leading to their temporary unavailability. The FBI is currently investigating the incident and has been in contact with MGM since Sunday.

While there are speculations that MGM Resorts may be a victim of a ransomware attack, this has not been confirmed. The company has not provided specific details regarding the nature of the cybersecurity issue or how the attack occurred.

MGM Resorts prioritizes the security of its systems and is working diligently to resolve the issue and restore its websites and services. Customers are advised to reach out to the provided concierge phone numbers for any immediate assistance.

This incident serves as a reminder for organizations to strengthen their cybersecurity measures to protect against potential cyber threats. As investigations continue, MGM Resorts will take necessary steps to ensure the safety and privacy of its customers’ information.