Caesars Entertainment disclosed a data breach in a filing to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Thursday, revealing that some of its customers’ driver’s license and social security numbers were exposed. The breach was attributed to a social engineering attack on an outsourced IT support vendor used by the company, leading to suspicious activity in its information technology network. The breach, which occurred on Sept. 7, impacted the company’s loyalty program database, containing sensitive customer information. Caesars is currently investigating the extent of the data exposure and has not yet found evidence of further misuse.
However, as a precaution, the company is offering credit monitoring and identity theft protection services to affected members. Caesars affirmed that its customer-facing operations remain unaffected. Bloomberg reported that the same group responsible for the MGM Resorts International cyberattack was behind the Caesars breach, and the company allegedly paid millions in response.
MGM Resorts is actively working to resolve its cybersecurity issue.
Credits: Fox 5 Vegas / Bloomberg https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2023-09-13/caesars-entertainment-paid-millions-in-ransom-in-recent-attack
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