MGM Data Breach Lawsuit
There is yet another potential class action involving a data breach of the personal information of hotel guests. This time, MGM Resorts Internationals database was hacked and guests personal information was leaked. Additionally, it was later discovered that the hackers who accessed the information attempted to sell the data. The Plaintiff alleges that MGM failed to take adequate and reasonable measures to ensure its data systems were protected against unauthorized intrusions; they failed to disclose that it did not have adequately robust computer systems and security practices to safeguard customer PII; failed to take standard and reasonably available steps to prevent the Data Breach; failed to monitor and timely detect the Data Breach; and failed to provide affected customers prompt and accurate notice of the Data Breach.
A data breach involving customer information occurs when an unauthorized party gains access to a database containing personal or private information.
Who Was Affected
It’s possible that up to 10.6 million Guests who stayed at any MGM Resorts International property prior to July 2019 may have been affected. The information that could have potentially been leaked includes customers’ names, home addresses, email addresses and phone numbers.
What Should You Do?
If you believe your information was compromised or you received correspondence from MGM saying your personal details may have been leaked you should definitely get a free copy of your credit report to review the information. You may also want to consider freezing your reports. Even though no payment information or passwords were exposed exposed, the leaked information could be used in phishing attacks and password resets so you should definitely remove any stored payment info and change any associated passwords. Here’s a link to the case docket so you see what happens with the potential class action.
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