Sands system hack leads to complimentary monitoring

21 February 2014

Employees at Las Vegas Sands Corp. have been offered complimentary identity theft protection and credit monitoring after hackers accessed confidential data on the company's computer network.

Investigations into the cyber breach of the organisation, which caused a six-day website outage, indicates that far more damage was done than initially thought.

Hackers responsible for the attack posted images online that indicated employee data such as Social Security numbers and email addresses were compromised, while a video suggests the attackers also uncovered the passwords for administrator and slot systems and information from players at the Bethlehem casino in Pennsylvania.

In response to the hack, Sands Bethlehem is now offering all employees free credit monitoring and identity theft protection services, though the organisation has assured customers and staff that its core operating systems were not compromised.

The casino has confirmed that hackers reached at least some of the company's internal drives containing documents and spreadsheets on office productivity information, though the full extent of their access has yet to be discovered.


By Asim Shah

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