Chaos Erupts After Cyber Attack Shuts Down MGM Vegas Resorts And Casinos Across The U.S.

Remember when the World Economic Forum warned us about a "cyber attack" two years ago?

By Nicole Dominique2 min read
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Chaos erupted at MGM Resorts properties due to a cyber attack that led their operations to shut down, resulting in hotel guests getting locked out of their rooms for hours and disruption in other computer systems. According to USA Today, over a dozen MGM Hotels & Casinos have been affected. MGM Resorts International is working with experts to resolve the "cybersecurity issues affecting some of the company’s systems."

Their statement continues, “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."

MGM tried to satisfy its guests by offering dining, entertainment, and gaming experiences. "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," the statement reads.

The company's spokesperson, Brian Ahern, says the effect of the attack was "not immediately known" on reservation systems or casino floors in Las Vegas and states including Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, and Ohio. Guests' private information may have been breached.

Videos of the Aftermath

Many videos and photos of the affected properties on social media are shocking. Jacob Orth (@JacobsVegasLife) shared a clip of the aftermath at Bellagio to showcase the long line that extends throughout the property as guests stand idly with their luggage.

He also showed a video of the slot machines at the New York-New York Hotel & Casino, and most of them were listed as "out of service." "You can put your money in to play the machine," he explained, "but if you wanna get any money out, if you wanna get your voucher out, the machine cannot do it." From checking in to your room to slot machines, nearly everything has to be performed manually and involves an employee's assistance – a great feat, considering most MGM hotels contain thousands of rooms.

A woman in Vegas (@vegasstarfish) uploaded content to TikTok stating that her video about the cyber security hackers keeps getting taken down. She believes that MGM properties are "potentially being held ransom" by the hackers.

One X user (@MikeLaurel8) shared a "No card, only cash" sign purportedly found at Mandalay Place.

This attack could negatively affect MGM's credit rating. As of this Monday, the company's share price has declined more than 6%. FBI has told CNBC that it is monitoring the "ongoing" situation.

Ironically, the World Economic Forum (WEF) warned us two years ago about a "cyber pandemic" with Covid-like characteristics that could disrupt our infrastructure. Is all of this a part of the "Great Reset," or is it all just a coincidence?

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