Las Vegas Sands investigating website hacking

Feb 12, 2014 by Hannah Dreier

Las Vegas Sands is working with law enforcement to investigate the breach of its websites, which remain down a day after they were hacked.

State gambling regulators were investigating the cyberattack Wednesday, and the FBI also is aware of the matter.

Sands has added a new message to the hacked sites. The company's corporate site, as well as the home pages of the Venetian and Palazzo casinos, displayed a screen saying the sites are down for maintenance and providing phone numbers for all Sands properties. The hacking disrupted Sands' .

Sands spokesman Ron Reese couldn't say whether credit-card records had been breached.

Sands runs the largest casino in the world, in the Chinese gambling enclave in Macau. It also owns hotel-casinos in Singapore and Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

Explore further: Some British Airways frequent flier accounts miles breached

not rated yet
add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

World's richest casino exec opposes online wagers

Dec 08, 2011

(AP) -- Sheldon Adelson, the world's richest casino executive and chief of the industry's largest publicly traded company, says he opposes online gambling because he doesn't believe available technology is ...

Recommended for you

Does your password pass muster?

Mar 25, 2015

"Create a password" is a prompt familiar to anyone who's tried to buy a book from Amazon or register for a Google account. Equally familiar is that red / yellow / green bar that rates the new password's strength. ...

Beijing behind Internet security violation: group

Mar 25, 2015

China's cyberspace administration is "complicit" in attacks on major Internet companies including Google, an anti-censorship group said Wednesday, calling on firms worldwide to strengthen their defences.

House unveils cyber bill and signals bipartisan compromise

Mar 24, 2015

House intelligence committee leaders unveiled a bipartisan cybersecurity bill Tuesday amid signs of broad agreement on long-sought legislation that would allow private companies to share with the government details of how ...

User comments : 0

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.