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MGM Resorts hack affects up to 10.6M former guests

The Associated Press

LAS VEGAS — MGM Resorts International has confirmed the company was hacked after a report was released detailing information from more than 10 million former hotel guests was compromised.

ZDNet released a report Wednesday revealing 10,683,188 guests were affected after the company’s cloud server was hacked, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported.

MGM Resorts declined to confirm the actual number of affected guests because the data included duplicates.

Someone had gained unauthorized access to certain information including guest names, phone numbers, drivers license and passport information, MGM Resorts said in a statement. No financial, payment card or password data was involved, the company said.

“At MGM Resorts, we take our responsibility to protect guest data very seriously, and we have strengthened and enhanced the security of our network to prevent this from happening again,” the statement said.

MGM Resorts notified potential guests who were affected and hired two cybersecurity forensics firms to assist with an internal investigation, review and remediation, officials said.

About 52,000 people were notified about the hack in compliance with state laws, many of those were from South Dakota, which has a law requiring notification for most hacks, the newspaper reported.