MGM Resorts investigating ‘cybersecurity issue’ affecting systems

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MGM Resorts International is investigating a “cybersecurity issue” which has affected some of the company’s systems.

The operator also noted that it is working with external cybersecurity experts and law enforcement in order to protect its systems and data, “working diligently” to determine the severity of the issue.

As of writing, the MGM Resorts website is still currently unavailable for the public to access. Instead, the website has an apology to customers as well as phone numbers to contact for assistance depending on their need and their location.

Posting a statement via X on Monday, MGM Resorts said: “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.”

Late on Monday, MGM Resorts posted a follow-up statement on social media, stating: “As an update to our previous statement, our resorts, including dining, entertainment and gaming are currently operational, and continue to deliver the experiences for which MGM is known. 

“Our guests remain able to access their hotel rooms and our front desk staff is ready to assist our guests as needed. We appreciate your patience.”