The MGM Resort suffered a massive data breach in 2019 that exposed more than 142 million guests to the luxury resort. A hacker is now selling the stolen database for approximately $2,900.
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According to information provided by ZDNet, a dark web marketplace claims that data on 142,479,937 MGM hotel guests is for sale. The preferred payment method is denominated in Bitcoin (BTC) and Monero (XMR).
MGM Resorts confirmed the data breach, stating that they are aware of the scope of this previously reported incident since 2019.
No financial data was leaked
However, according to the investigation, the cybercriminal did not leak any financial data obtained during the attack. Instead, the hacker included the dates of birth and telephone numbers of the hotel guests, including also their full names, postal addresses and respective e-mail addresses.
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The article suggests that the magnitude of the attack on MGM turned out to be greater than expected.
A recent study by the cybersecurity firm, Digital Shadows, revealed that more than 15 billion credentials are in circulation through the dark web, representing a 300% increase since 2018.