MGM Data Breach Lawsuit Filed in Nevada
Casino operator MGM Resorts International has been sued over a data breach last year, which reportedly involved details of over 10.6 million hotel guests. The lawsuit was filed by law firm Morgan & Morgan, whose lawyer John Yanchunis has also represented some Yahoo users in a breach of 3 billion accounts a few years ago.
MGM Resorts said on Thursday that last summer it “discovered unauthorized access to a cloud server that contained a limited amount of information for certain previous guests”. Details of more than 10.6 million hotel guests were posted on a hacking forum. The data dump contains affected guests’ full names, home addresses, phone numbers, emails and dates of birth. The details in the leaked files reportedly included information on celebrities, chief executives of technology companies, reporters and government officials.