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Sands: Hacking went further than email, websites

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Posted February 19, 2014

Casino giant Las Vegas Sands Corp. said Tuesday that hacking into their websites and internal systems last week went deeper than the company had previously known.

 

All of the Las Vegas-based company’s sites were down for six days after hackers posted images apparently condemning comments CEO Sheldon Adelson made about using nuclear weapons on Iran.

Sands said hackers crashed its email system and stole employees’ Social Security numbers.

But a video posted online appears to catalog stolen information that goes much further.

Sands spokesman Ron Reese said the company is reviewing the 11-minute video that appears to show dozens of administrator passwords, including passwords for slot machine systems and player information at Sands’ Bethlehem, Pennsylvania casino. It also shows employee files and a diagram of the company’s internal networks. He said the company did not know about the additional incursions until it started investigating the video.

“We have now determined that the hackers reached at least some of the company’s internal drives in the US containing some office productivity information made up largely of documents and spreadsheets,” he said in a statement. “We are reviewing the video to determine what, if any, customer or employee data may have been accessed.”

Read more at: Phys.org

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