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MGM and Caesars up against nine lawsuits

MGM and Caesars Entertainment are each facing nine federal lawsuits filed in their names. Both corporations are the preeminent operators of casinos and resorts on the Las Vegas Strip. This is due to cyber attacks that compromised the personal information of all of their connected consumers.

In this regard, both companies have been sued by the US District Court in Nevada. The case relates to the fact that Caesars Entertainment behaved irresponsibly where safeguarding its customers’ individual data was concerned during the cyber attack. As per the lawsuit, David Lackey, a resident of Virginia as well as a Caesars Rewards member for two decades, entered a Caesars property in 2022.

In accordance with an SEC registration, Caesars Entertainment disclosed that it had been the target of a cyber attack. According to the available information, the intruder obtained a copy of the Caesars Rewards loyalty program database, which included driver’s license and social security numbers. Similarly, Lackey lodged a complaint against MGM Resorts International.

MGM came under the scanner due to its own data breach. Hackers once again utilized the same modus operandi to break into the company’s systems and obtain precious personalized information about large volumes of MGM customers. It also entailed matters related to reservations, digital keys, ATMs, and more. Currently, MGM Rewards’ loyalty application remains impacted. 

Lackey mentions in his litigation that despite his efforts to protect his data, he noticed an increase in text phishing from various sources. In yet another lawsuit filed against Vici Properties and MGM Growth Properties, it is alleged that neither company complied with Federal Trade Commission regulations and educated its employees on cyber security matters.

In this regard, David Zussman, a Texas resident of Travis County, is being represented by attorney Nathan Ring. His firm has been instrumental in filing four more lawsuits against MGM as well as Caesars. 

In another case, Caesars Entertainment’s cybersecurity professional is exiting the company. However, concerned people are observing the timing and coincidence of John Roskoph’s departure, who was the senior vice president of strategy, infrastructure, and cybersecurity.

As per Roskoph, he plans to team up with NFI, a supply chain and logistics firm in New Jersey. Before making his exit, he categorically stated the fact that his association with Caesars has been most fruitful for him, only that he is now looking out for fresher pastures.

John Scott

John Scott joined the Times of Casino’s team as a news writer. He previously worked with foremost publications as an intern. He holds bachelor of journalism degree and more than three years of experience of writing. In his free time, he enjoys travelling different places.

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