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MGM Resorts Faces Cybersecurity Challenges; Systems Across US Affected

A cybersecurity concern prompted the temporary shutdown of several computer systems in MGM Resorts International casinos and hotels across the U.S., as informed by a company representative on Monday.


The disturbance commenced on Sunday. The impact on booking systems and gaming areas in various states, such as New York, Ohio, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and notably in Las Vegas, remains uncertain, according to company representative Brian Ahern.


The FBI acknowledged their awareness of the situation in a press statement but refrained from divulging specifics, indicating that the situation is "still ongoing."


MGM Resorts has released a statement acknowledging the identification of a "cybersecurity issue impacting a portion of the company's systems." They've engaged external cybersecurity professionals for the ongoing investigation.


The official statement didn't specify the nature of the cybersecurity issue but highlighted their proactive measures, including "deactivating select systems" to ensure data safety.


The company's main website displayed an outage notice, providing phone numbers for bookings and queries.


Additionally, a note on the BetMGM site in Nevada indicated that several users faced access challenges.


MGM Resorts boasts a massive presence in Las Vegas with numerous iconic properties such as the MGM Grand, Bellagio, Cosmopolitan, Aria, and Mandalay Bay, among others. The company also has establishments in China and Macau.

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