Hackers try to sell MGM Grand data for cryptocurrency. A recent report details hackers have tried to unload a large data dump with information about an alleged 142 million MGM Grand Hotel guests.
The hackers tried to sell the data on darknet markets for about $2.939 worth of bitcoin ( BTC) or monero (XMR). The study originally came from Zdnet, and last year it was reported that the hackers only received details regarding 10 million guests in 2019.
The sellers now claim there is data of approximately 142,479,937 MGM Grand hotel guests. However, the security group monitoring MGM Grand’s data say the hackers may be lying about the amount of information they actually stole.
A spokesperson from MGM Grand responded to an email from coloumnist Catalin Cimpanu stating that “MGM Resorts was aware of the scope of this previously reported incident from last summer and has already addressed the situation. The vast majority of data consisted of contact information like names, postal addresses, and email addresses.”
The leaked data revelaed that the list of guests included a number of prominent people and celebrities like Justin Bieber and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey.
MGM Grand assures that hotel stay details, Social Security numbers, and other types of financial data were not stolen.
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