Marina Bay Sands Confirms Data Security Breach
Marina Bay Sands, the prominent integrated resort in Singapore, has fallen victim to a cyberattack, the company confirmed in a recent email to its customers. The breach, which affected the Sands LifeStyle rewards program, was uncovered by the company and dates back to October 19 and October 20, 2023.
The operator, Marina Bay Sands, first became aware of the breach on October 20 and promptly took action to address the situation. An estimated 665,000 non-casino rewards program members’ data was accessed by an unknown third party. However, the investigation revealed that the casino rewards program, Sands Rewards Club, was not affected, and there is no evidence to suggest that the accessed data was misused.
Chief Operating Officer Paul Town reassured customers that there is no evidence of harm caused by the unauthorized access to their data. However, he urged members to stay vigilant and encouraged them to change their PINs and be cautious of phishing attempts through suspicious links.
In response to the breach, Marina Bay Sands has reported the incident to authorities in Singapore and other jurisdictions, and is working closely with them. The company has also enlisted the help of an external cybersecurity firm to strengthen its systems and ensure the protection of its data.
The incident comes in the wake of a rise in DDoS attacks against gambling companies, with Cloudflare reporting that gambling operators are among the top 3 targets for cyberattacks in many regions worldwide. Earlier this year, other major gambling companies, including Caesars Entertainment and MGM Resorts International, also experienced cyberattacks.
Marina Bay Sands is committed to continuing its investigation into the breach and collaborating with authorities to enhance its systems’ security. The company’s proactive approach aims to safeguard customer data and prevent similar incidents in the future.