MGM Data Breach 14x Higher than Initially Thought

Hospitality Technology Article featuring Guidehouse Director, Don Heckman

Advanced Solutions Cybersecurity Director, Don Heckman, was recently featured in Hospitality Technology, addressing the February MGM data breach and why MGM may have been hesitant to address this issue publicly. 

In February 2020, Hospitality Technology reported that MGM had suffered a data breach affecting approximately 10.6 million guests. At the time, MGM Resorts had confirmed that the information posted to the dark web stemmed from an earlier security breach the company had experienced in 2018 when one of its cloud servers was hacked. However, it seems this sale of 10.6 million guest data points was only the tip of the iceberg. ZDNet.com reports that over the weekend, a hacker put up for sale data points from more than 142 million MGM hotel guests for just over $2,900.

 

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