MGM Hit with Cyberattack that Crippled Casino Giant’s Systems

MGM Resorts International is in crisis management mode as a significant cybersecurity breach forces the shutdown of various systems, including its main website, online reservations, and in-casino services. Legions of gamblers were shocked when even the casino giant’s slot machines stopped working temporarily.

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Leftists Stage Cyberattack on Fort Worth, Texas, over Restrictions on Child Transing Procedures

The City of Fort Worth, Texas, suffered a cyberattack in which internal systems were compromised, and a leftist organization called SiegedSec has reportedly taken credit. The leftist hacker group has previously attacked the government systems of pro-life states, and has now reportedly targeted Fort Worth over strong Texas laws preventing the mutilation of children in the name of “gender-affirming care.”

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Cyber Official: ‘Great’ Blinken Will Have ‘Discussion’ with China on Their Ability to Attack Critical Infrastructure Because It’s Hard to Prevent

On Thursday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports,” Director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) Jen Easterly stated that she’s “very concerned” about China’s ability to launch cyberattacks on American critical infrastructure and “it’s great” that Secretary of State

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U.S. and U.K. Blame Iran for ‘Reckless’ Cyberattack on Albanian Government

British Foreign Secretary James Cleverly said on Wednesday that his government’s National Cyber Security Center has determined hackers linked to the Iranian regime were “almost certainly” behind a massive cyberattack against the Albanian government in July. Albania severed diplomatic ties with Iran over the incident, enraging Tehran.

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How One Texas Town Dealt with an Early Ransomware Attack

In 2019 the city of Borger, Texas, dealt with one of the earliest ransomware attacks in a recent series of Russia-based hacks. Although some services were disrupted, the town had most of its files backed up and essential services remained up. The town did not pay the $2.5 million ransom demanded by the hackers.

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Saudi Aramco Confirms Data Leak amid Cyber Ransom Reports

Saudi Aramco confirmed on Wednesday that a “limited amount” of its company data held by third-party contractors was recently leaked amid reports that an unidentified extortionist is holding a terabyte of the Saudi Arabian oil giant’s data hostage and demanding a $50 million ransom for its deletion, the Associated Press (AP) reported.

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Deputy A.G. Monaco: We Don’t Know if JBS Paid Ransom

On Friday’s broadcast of CNBC’s “Fast Money Halftime Report,” Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco stated that the government doesn’t know whether meat producer JBS paid ransom in response to a cyberattack against the company. CNBC Senior Washington Correspondent Eamon Javers

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Turkish Hackers Accused of Cyber Attack on Cyprus Parliament

Cyprus has said that Turkish hackers attacked its parliament’s website last month. The Cypriot Digital Security Authority investigated the cyber attack, which took place on April 5th, and found that the source came from internet protocol (IP) addresses linked to a Turkish hacker group.

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GasBuddy Tops Apple App Store Amid Gas Shortages, Suffers Outages

GasBuddy, an app that helps users to find the best availability and prices on fuel, has topped Apple’s App Store this week amidst the gas shortage caused by the recent ransomware cyberattack on the Colonial Pipeline. The app has proved so popular that its servers have experienced outages this week.

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