A hacker requests cryptocurrencies through an MGM resort database

The MGM Resort suffered a massive data breach in 2019, with more than 142 million guests exposed to the luxurious venue. A hacker is now selling the stolen database for approximately $ 2,900.

According to the information from ZDNet, A dark web market claims that lThe data of 142,479,937 guests of the MGM Hotel are for sale. The preferred payment method is Bitcoin (BTC) and Monero (XMR).

MGM Resorts confirmed the data breach, to explain that are aware of the scope of this incident previously reported since 2019.

No financial data was leaked

A hacker requests cryptocurrencies through an MGM resort database
A hacker requests cryptocurrencies through an MGM resort database

After research The cybercriminal did not reveal any financial data received during the attack. Instead, the hacker locked up Date of birth and telephone number of hotel guests, including full names, postal addresses and their respective email addresses.

The article suggests that The scale of the MGM attack turned out to be greater than expected.

A recent study by the cyber security company Digital Shadows, revealed that there are more than 15 billion credentials in circulation over the dark internet, an increase of 300% since 2018.

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