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Hackers Bust Las Vegas Sands Sites

Sheldon Adelson's Las Vegas Sands (NYSE:LVS) appears to have been hit by a cyber attack this week that has crippled a number of the casino giant's websites and compromised employee data. The intrusion has prevented guests from using the websites of certain casinos, including the Venetian in Las Vegas. "Our company-operated websites have been hacked as have some office productivity systems in the U.S.," a Las Vegas Sands spokesman said. "The company is working closely with the appropriate law enforcement agencies to determine who initiated the hacking activity."Screenshots posted by The Morning Call in Allentown, Pa. show the websites briefly featured a list of confidential employee data, including Social Security numbers and email addresses.The Las Vegas Sands spokesman confirmed that "some employee information was compromised." The images suggest the cyber attack may have been carried out by hacktivists, or politically-motivated hackers, angered by Adelson's close ties to Israel."Enco...

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