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3 other firms suspected as targets of MGM, Ceasars cyberattackers

September 20, 2023 World Casino & HotelCrime & Legal

It appears that the same group of malevolent hackers who were responsible for the recent cyber intrusions involving MGM Resorts and Caesars Entertainment have also targeted three other companies in the technology, retail, and manufacturing industries.

Since August, five of Okta’s clients, including MGM and Caesars, have been hacked, according to the chief security officer (CSO) of identity management company Okta.

The CSO refrained from disclosing the identities of the other affected companies but stressed that Okta was actively cooperating with official investigations into the breaches. The incidence of numerous security vulnerabilities among Okta’s consumers prompted the company to issue a security alert. Okta has approximately 17,000 customers worldwide.

David Bradbury, speaking on behalf of Okta, emphasized the importance of disseminating this information to the industry as a whole. He remarked that the incidents transpired in a comparatively brief period of time, causing concern within the organization.

Bradbury disclosed that U.S. clients had identified a series of attacks in which hackers posed as employees and effectively duped IT support services into granting unauthorized access. In the past six to twelve months, he noted, these types of attacks have increased.

Two hacking groups, Scattered Spider and ALPHV, are believed to have orchestrated the cyberattack while posing as “business associates.”

Original story by: Asia Gaming Brief

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