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UPDATE: Attorney files lawsuit against MGM Resorts over recent data breach

Posted at 8:58 PM, Feb 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-22 01:54:48-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — UPDATE FEB. 21: Morgan & Morgan has filed a lawsuit against MGM Resorts International over a data breach that has exposed the personal information of approximately 10.6 million MGM guests.

Both involved in the lawsuit also released the following statement:

“With every data breach that is reported, one would think companies would learn to take the steps necessary to secure and protect the personal information of their customers. MGM Resorts, a global hospitality and entertainment company with destinations around the world, we allege in our complaint, failed to safeguard over 10.6 million customers’ personal information, troublingly, appears to have worked to conceal the full measure of the security breach from the public. We will continue to hold companies accountable for the harm they cause in people’s lives until they start treating consumers’ data with the care it deserves.”

ORIGINAL STORY
Over 10 million people who stayed at an MGM Resorts property have been impacted by a data breach.

MGM Resorts released this statement in regards to the data breach:

“Last summer, we discovered unauthorized access to a cloud server that contained a limited amount of information for certain previous guests of MGM Resorts. We are confident that no financial, payment card or password data was involved in this matter. MGM Resorts promptly notified guests potentially impacted by this incident in accordance with applicable state laws. Upon discovering the issue, the Company retained two leading cybersecurity forensics firms to assist with its internal investigation, review and remediation of the issue. 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.”
MGM Resorts spokesperson