10 million people’s data exposed in MGM hack

MGM hack exposes 10 million people’s data

If you have stayed at MGM Resorts, a warning: The information of more than 10 million guests has been released in a hacking forum last week, NBC News reported.

No financial data was part of the hack, but the information did include full names, addresses and passport numbers, the BBC reported. The data also included birthdays, email addresses and phone numbers.

Some of the people whose information was discovered are government officials, including members of the military, Department of Homeland Security, the Justice Department and the FBI.

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Justin Bieber and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey’s information was also taken, both NBC News and the BBC reported, as was that of Stephen Paddock, the man who shot and killed 58 people after he opened fire during a Las Vegas music festival in 2017. He was staying on the 32nd floor of MGM-owned Mandalay Bay Resort, NBC News reported.

The company said it “discovered unauthorized access to a cloud server that contained a limited amount of information for certain previous guests of MGM Resorts" last summer, The New York Times reported.

Company officials notified guests whose information may have been compromised. They said that they were confident that “no financial, payment card or password data” was taken.

The properties owned by MGM Resorts that were part of the hack were not released. But the company has resorts in Las Vegas, Atlantic City, Detroit, Washington, DC, China and Japan, the BBC reported.

The company also runs the MGM National Harbor resort near Washington, D.C., the MGM Springfield casino and resort in Massachusetts, and the Gold Strike Casino Resort in Tunica, Mississippi, near Memphis.

FILE PHOTO A lion statue stands outside of the MGM Cotai casino resort. Hackers have released the data of more than 10 million past MGM Resorts guests.
FILE PHOTO A lion statue stands outside of the MGM Cotai casino resort. Hackers have released the data of more than 10 million past MGM Resorts guests. (S3studio/Getty Images)