About 142 million MGM hotel guests details are being sold on dark web by this hacker


About 142 million MGM hotel guests details are being sold on the dark web by this hacker

The MGM Resorts hotels previously suffered a huge data breach of 10.6 Million guest details that took place in summer last year occurred when a hacker broke through the hotel’s cloud servers and got access to the data containing information of people who, in the past, had stayed at MGM Resorts hotels. However, it appears the data breach was much larger than initially reported, and it is reported that over 142 million (14.2 crores) MGM Hotel guests’ data might have been impacted.

According to a report, the latest data breach-information of MGM guests came to light over the weekend after a hacker posted an advertisement on a dark web cybercrime marketplace. The hacker appeared to be selling information for $2,940 (roughly Rs. 2.21 lakhs).

According to the ZDNet report, the details of a total of 142,479,937 MGM hotel guests have been offered to potential buyers of the dark web. The hacker has got access to MGM Resorts hotel’s data after they could successfully penetrate into a data leak monitoring service DataViper run by Night Lion Security.

Well, yesterday we reported about the same hacker that steals more than 8,200 databases of the data leak monitoring service and puts it on sale on the dark web. The hacker has also posted the full list of 8,225 databases that Troia managed to index inside the DataViper service, a list of 482 downloadable JSON files containing samples from the data they claim to have stoled from the DataViper servers, and proof that they had access to DataViper’s backend.

The hacker was also been spotted selling some 50 of the biggest databases that were found inside DataViper’s backend which includes 56.7 M Fornite Player emails, and about 3 M Ubisoft emails.

MGM Resorts has said that the set of data obtained through breach includes contact information like names, postal addresses, and email addresses guests.

Moreover, the company that owns popular hotel chains such as Bellagio, Aria, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay, Park MGM, Mirage, Luxor, and Excalibur in Las Vegas said ZDNet that they are well aware of the data breach and have already informed the guests that are impacted.

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