MGM did not have the best start to September, as, midway into the month, the brand was struck by a devastating cyber-attack. For over a week, computer systems, ATMs, point-of-sale terminals, and hotel reservation systems at the resorts were inaccessible. This ransomware affected MGM Grand Detroit in Michigan and retail gaming venues in six other states across the US, causing them to operate a partial capacity.
However, about 10 days after the attack, MGM Resorts announced that their systems were back up. This meant that freeplay which was previously unavailable at casinos could now be accessed. Here’s all we know about the cyber threat and how it was curtailed.