MGM still reeling

Days after a cyber-attack that crippled their systems, MGM Resorts is still experiencing issues at many of its locations, including its payroll system.


LOsses adding up

While there is no exact figure available, analysts are projecting MGM Resorts will lose millions, if not 10’s of millions of dollars by the time they get back up and running as usual.  Not only do they have to consider paying a ransom, if one is put out there, but every minute their systems are offline, they’re losing money.

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By Kevin Wood

MGM Resorts still reeling from cyber-attack



All levels of business affected

MGM Resorts is reporting that while they have stopped the cyber-attack that affected all of their systems, they’re still feeling the effects.

For example, employees were told their paychecks would be unaffected yet, as of Saturday, employees still hadn’t been paid.  Employees have contacted HR and other departments within MGM Resorts but have, as of yet, been given any details as to when they’ll be paid.

In addition, services such as online reservations, payments and other services are still being impacted at multiple locations.  MGM has not reported a timeline on when everything will be back up and running.

This is an important lesson to all businesses that no one is safe from hackers.  Even with sophisticated systems, without proper training and protocol, all of that security can go out the door.

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The big thing here is, we’re here to help.  We’ve developed relationships with many clients over the years, helping them protect their data and ensure it’s always there, when they need it.

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