FBI Investigating “Significant” Cyberattack that Shut Down MGM Resorts’ IT Systems

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The FBI is investigating a “significant” cyberattack on MGM Resorts which forced everything from their slot machines to their website and reservation systems offline. 

Guests at the iconic Bellagio hotel in Las Vegas were even pocked out of its 3,933 rooms as the digital keys relied on the downed infrastructure. 

The company said in a statement on Monday: “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.”

The attack on MGM quickly went viral on Twitter (now X) due to the striking similarities shared with the 2001 film Ocean’s Eleven. 

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