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Sands Hacking Worse Than Thought

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(photo: Tate South/KXNT-CBS Las Vegas)

(photo: Tate South/KXNT-CBS Las Vegas)

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Las Vegas is known to be one of America’s biggest playgrounds.  Sands didn’t know but unfortunately they were effected and  Sands Corp. says hacking into their websites and internal systems last week went deeper than the company previously acknowledged.

All of the Las Vegas-based company’s sites were down for six days after hackers posted images apparently condemning CEO Sheldon Adelson’s views 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 Tuesday 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, Pa. casino. He said the hackers had reached at least some of the company’s internal drives.

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