MGM files suit against FTC to block cyber attack investigation

MGM filed the suit yesterday (15 April) in Washington’s federal court against both the FTC and Lina M Khan as FTC chair. The suit refers to the large-scale cyber attack launched against MGM in September last year.

MGM was forced to shut down certain systems across its US properties due to the attack. Access to MGM hotel rooms and slot machines were affected by the attack. Hacker group Scattered Spider claimed responsibility for the attack days after it took place. It said that it would launch further attacks on MGM’s infrastructure if MGM did not meet demands for payment.

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Source: IGM News