MGM hack exposes personal data of 10.6 million guests

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Technology website ZDNet reported late on Wednesday that the personal details of more than 10.6 million guests who stayed at MGM Resorts hotels were published on a hacking forum this week.

According to ZDNet, personal information including full names, home addresses, phone numbers, emails and dates of birth were published on a hacking forum, following a security incident that took place past year.

Under the Breach said several high-profile guests at MGM properties had their email addresses, phone numbers and physical addresses exposed, including one guest with the same name as Jack Dorsey, Twitter's chief executive.

MGM said it discovered the data breach last summer and notified customers who were impacted based on state laws. Yummy hitmaker Justin has yet to comment on the matter.

Fortunately, no password data or payment card information is included in the data leak, which an MGM spokesperson linked to the discovery in mid-2019 of unauthorised access to a cloud-based server.

Likewise, MGM Resorts gave no indication that it would be compensating affected individuals with free credit monitoring, as most companies do after a data breach. They are also developing a new resort in Dubai.

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Some phone numbers were disconnected but others were valid. After the attack, they notified nearly 1,300 former guests' sensitive information including passport numbers had been revealed, while a further 52,000 guests were told that less sensitive personal data was leaked.

As per the analysis, the MGM's hacked data contained personal details of 10,683,188 former hotel guests.

Celebrities, tech CEOs and government officials, including from the Department of Homeland Security and the Transportation Security Administration were among those affected, a security researcher from Under the Breach told the outlet.

The resort chain said it was unable to say exactly how many people were impacted because information that was exposed might be duplicated.

It's not clear when the data was stolen, but ZDNet, which was tipped off about the posting of the data on the hacking forum and then analyzed the data with the help of security firm Under the Breach, has concluded that none of the data was collected after 2017. They also said that "These users now face a higher risk of receiving spear-phishing emails, and being SIM swapped".

MGM acknowledged that the data dump resulted from a security incident in 2019.

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