Las Vegas Sands’ Marina Bay Sands confirms data security breach

Marina Bay Sands, Las Vegas Sands
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Singapore’s Marina Bay Sands has become the latest casino resort to fall victim to a data security breach, which has affected approximately 665,000 non-casino rewards programme members.

The Las Vegas Sands owned property confirmed that the incident concerned unauthorised third-party access being gained on October 19-20, 2023, to some of its customers’ loyalty programme membership data.

“Upon discovery of the incident, our teams immediately took action to resolve it,” a statement issued by MBS read. “Investigations have since determined that an unknown third party accessed customer data of about 665,000 non-casino rewards programme members.”

As a result of an internal investigation, the property has also stressed that it has not discovered evidence that the third party responsible for the breach has misused the data to cause harm to customers.

In addition, it was noted that membership data from the Sands Rewards Club casino rewards programme was not affected.

The personal data that has been collected as a result of the incident is said to comprise name, email address, mobile phone number, phone numbers, country of residence and membership number and tier,

“After learning of the issue, we quickly launched an investigation, have been working with a leading external cybersecurity firm, and have taken action to further strengthen our systems and protect data,” the statement continued.

Adding: “We will be reaching out to Sands LifeStyle loyalty programme members and sincerely apologise for the inconvenience caused by this incident. 

“We have reported it to the relevant authorities in Singapore and other countries where applicable and are working with them in their inquiries into the issue.”

In September, Caesars acknowledged a recent detection of “suspicious activity in its information technology network”, as MGM Resorts continued to probe the effects of its own “cybersecurity issue” that was identified earlier in the week.