As seen by Hackread.com and researchers at VPNMentor, the leaked data includes sensitive PII information of MGM resort customers.
On July 14th, 2020, Hackread.com reported that a hacker going by the online handle of NightLion stole several databases from the breach monitoring site DataViper. One of the databases belonged to MGM Resorts and contained the personal data of 142 million customers.
Although at that time NightLion was selling the data on now seized Rainforums and dark web marketplaces for $2,900, the latest reports reveal that the same database comprising 142 million records has been shared on Telegram for the public to download for free.
MGM Resorts International is an American chain of hotels and an entertainment firm. Its hotels are located in the United States and China.
It is worth noting that lately, Telegram groups have become home to data leaks. Earlier this month, the personal data of 21 million SuperVPN, GeckoVPN, and ChatVPN users was also dumped on several Telegram groups for download.
As for the MGM Resorts, according to VPNMentor researchers, who identified the data on 22 May 2022, four archives of files were discovered containing 8.7GB of data. Currently, researchers are unclear about the exact number