Recent reports indicate that the Las Vegas Sands, a hotel-casino located in Bethlehem, Pa., has fell victim to a cyber attack allowing hackers to breach their security and steal data that “contained customer information“, according to an article published by NewsOxy.com and the Las Vegas Sun. The facility admitted, according to one report, that this breach has impacted “some casino patrons” as evidence – published by the hackers themselves – clarified that a large amount of data was stolen from “casino servers.” The article indicated that the hackers responsible for the breach published an 11-minute video on YouTube to show that they had stolen over 828 GB of data from the Las Vegas Sands servers.
The organization quickly built the support website www.sandsinfo.com to communicate “details regarding the attack” to the public and most importantly patrons affected by the incident, according to the reports. A released statement from the Las Vegas Sands was quoted in the article to say, “We have determined that some employee and customer data at our Sands Bethlehem property has been compromised. We are committed to ensuring the security of all data that our guests and team members entrust to us, and are providing free credit monitoring and identity theft protection service through Experian to identified customers by the data breach.”
The NewsOxy article has confirmed that the compromised servers host an assortment of data including “credit card information, bank account information, social security numbers, driver’s license numbers, and other confidential information that can be used for gaming, tax reporting purposes, or to open a line of credit.” The hotel-casino said that they have no evidence that “the stolen information is being misused” but, as the NewsOxy article states, a report from the Associated Press shows the amount of victims to number in “the mid-five figure range.”