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Sands casino hit with cyberattack, customer and employee data stolen

The Sands Casino in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania was hit with a cyberattack last year and customer/employee information is at risk.

Published Mon, Mar 3 2014 10:36 AM CST   |   Updated Mon, Oct 19 2020 8:15 PM CDT

Customers at the Las Vegas Sands Corp. are at risk from a successful data breach on February 11, which stole customer Social Security and driver's license numbers, credit card and bank account information, and other confident information, the company said. Specifically, the breach hit the Sands location in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, and it doesn't appear any other Sands locations were hit by the cyberattack.

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The casino didn't disclose how many customers were affected by the data breach, though impacted customers have been contacted. Following the breach, it took the casino almost one week to fix its defaced website, remove sensitive employee data, and relaunch the site.

From the company's website:

"We have determined that some employee and customer data at our Sands Bethlehem property has been compromised. We are committed to ensuring the security of all data that our guests and team members entrust to us, and are providing free credit monitoring and identity theft protection service through Experian to identified customers by the data breach."

Following the data breach at Target, Neiman Marcus, and reportedly Sears, the focus of sophisticated cyberattacks have been on retailers - but any large business with customer data is at risk, federal cybersecurity experts have stated.

NEWS SOURCES:sandsinfo.com, nj.com

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