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Anyone else get the MGM data breach letter?

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by phantomfj, Jun 7, 2020.

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  1. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    To be fair, they did inform people way sooner (it was definitely announced in 2019)... like Chuck said, these targeted emails were probably the result of a legal action relating specifically to Canadian residents, and it is common knowledge that such legal actions can take months or years to reach a conclusion.

    The reality is that data breaches happen, but they're not the end of the world... especially when it's this little personal information that might have been exposed. Legal mechanisms are in place to prevent you from being victimized from fraudulent credit use under your name... and really, that's the worst-case scenario.

    It's obviously not a good thing to have happened... but there are much worse things in this world to sweat about. You'll likely know if you've been materially affected by this... and the reality is, you probably weren't.

    If MGM purposely hid this and it was exposed through a regulatory investigation, I might feel differently... but clearly that's not the case here.
     
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    63hearts Low-Roller

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    "data breeches happen"

    Of course they happen, because damages to the company is minimal, what does a year of credit monitoring cost?

    If companies had to pay even a 10k fine per person who's data was breeched, the breeches would happen less often as more security is added. MGMs data is very secure, they didn't lose thier data which I'm sure is more protected, which underscores the point that not enough protection is in place.

    Hit them in the pocketbook and data security will improve, they just need motivation to act. Tie up thier lawyers and run up thier legal bills, and don't ever give them action again.
     
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    hattrick225 Low-Roller

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    I checked when I saw this, and I did not. However, I did find one from HomeChef. Seriously, hacking a meal service company? What could they possibly gain by knowing that I order meatloaf when it's on the menu! :D:D
     
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    I got one too. (The Netherlands, Europe). Never stayed at a MGM resort, only visited an Aerosmith concert in 2010 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
     
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    I got it too. Any chance we might be some free rooms or comps?
     
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  7. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    Nope... most they ever offer is credit monitoring service.
     
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    Beavertail Low-Roller

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    Damn. Thanks
     
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  10. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    But maybe an email you used during one of your stays?
     
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    All my stays are booked though my Mlife account which has a different email attached. Only way would be if I had put in alternate email at some point but the booking would have still been my other one.

    Also see my edit above. I now think this is a scam.
     
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    Did a little more digging. My friend signed up for it. Still not convinced, I had him go separately to the equifax site and try and get in. He was able to get in and see his information. So gives me a little more comfort. I think I'm till going to check with MGM or equifax before actually signing up.
     
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    If someone with a Gmail account who received the email wants to send me the header in a .txt file, I will gladly analyze it.
     
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    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    And how many actually know who to find a header? LOL!

    Nice offer.. hopefully somebody takes you up on it and you find something.
     
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    On the web, in any email click on the 3 vertical ...'s -> go to Show original. Scroll down a wee bit and copy from "Delivered-To:" down to "Content-Type:". Simple! :)
     
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    awstrack.me is an amazon server (aws=Amazon Web Services, track = well, track)

    %2F is just a substitute for a forward slash. So that part of the string is https://myservices.equifax.ca

    So MGM is using Amazon Web Services to track who clicks the link. The association with Amazon doesn't by itself tell you it's legit (it might not have been MGM who sent the email).

    But you could pull out https://myservices.equifax.ca and go there manually and see what it brought up.

    That's not as deep as actually analyzing the email header, but as a quickie FYI.

    Parsing a link doesn't automatically rule things IN as legit, but it can rule things OUT as not legit.
     
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    I received the email today. I am mighty unimpressed with MGM since the breach happend 11 month ago, and i was just notified. Seems like email notifications went our staggered, over a period of time, not all at once to affected clients.

    I did sign up for the Equifax Premier and my computer did not make "boom". All legit as far as I can tell.
    The service is free for the first 12 months, then I can opt to continue at $15.95/mo. They do not ask for any credit card info.
     
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    !st time poster here as I usually used trip advisor and just browse this site but after reading through this forum it is a very nice atmosphere and thought I should share about the email.
    We received this email as well. After reading this forum and checking out the sites I clicked the link and it is what it says it is. The account is easily set up and 360 day trial of premier equifax. At least they did something and not nothing.
     
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