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MGM Resorts Cyberattack Hobbles Las Vegas Strip Operations
MGM Resorts is battling to recover its systems following a Sept. 10 cyberattack that left its hotel operations across the country in digital disarray. Experts suspect a ransomware attack is behind the outages.
The damage is most acute in Las Vegas, where MGM Resorts is the largest single employer, with several hotels on the famed Strip, including the MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay, Bellagio, Luxor, Aria. According to reports and social media posts, many MGM Resorts guests were locked out of their hotel rooms after the cyberattack interfered with key cards, requiring security to let guests into their room with old-fashioned keys. Slot machines on the casino floors were also down, according to local reports.