MGM’s cybersecurity issue leads to the shutdown of slot machines and ATMs in casinos situated in Las Vegas. MGM Resort is currently investigating a cybersecurity issue as the company’s websites are offline and many of its screens on its casino gaming machines reportedly flash error messages.
MGM’s Cybersecurity Issue
A “cybersecurity issue” at MGM Resorts has reportedly forced the famous hotel and casino company to eventually shut down many of its systems, as per a statement posted by the company just before noon ET on X (which was formerly known as Twitter). MGM Late on Monday evening, reportedly shared yet another message on X, stating, “…our resorts, including dining, entertainment, and gaming, are currently operational, and continue to deliver the experiences for which MGM is known,” and that front desk staff can now assist guests as needed.
MGM reacting to the issue replaced its homepage with a message apologizing for the outage of its site and then provided a list of concierge phone numbers at several locations, such as the Aria, The Cosmopolitan, Mandalay Bay, Bellagio, New York-New York, and Vdara.
The Issue Is Not Limited to Las Vegas Locations Of MGM
The issue in question is not limited to the Las Vegas locations of MGM. NBC 10 News in Philadelphia also reports that MGM’s Borgata Hotel in Atlantic City was likewise affected by the said attack, though hotel representatives did not mention or say how. MGM Grand Detroit Casino on the other hand is also affected, reports Play Michigan, with an X user reportedly posting that the casino “has all games running” but that digital keys as well as the rewards program of MGM are down.
ABC 13 News in Las Vegas also confirmed that the FBI is investigating at the moment and has reportedly been in contact with MGM since Sunday. The outlet in question also reports that hotel guests were unable to get access to ATMs, buy food, or make use of their digital room keys. Posts from hotel guests on Monday stated that staff were making use of pencil and paper to keep track of things.
User Reaction to the Issue
A post on X (formerly known as Twitter) this morning displayed disabled slot machines at the Aria Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. The X account Las Vegas on the other hand Locally claimed in a post citing “an insider” that MGM Resorts is now the victim of a ransomware attack, though that has not been confirmed yet. Another X user that goes by the name of Murphy posted a picture they say is from MGM Grand, where the slot machines in question are also out of service apparently.
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