Federal Trade Commission seeks order forcing MGM to respond to cyberattack probe

Federal Trade Commission seeks order forcing MGM to respond to cyberattack probe

Article brief provided by Las Vegas Review-Journal
  • Richard N. Velotta, Las Vegas Review-Journal
June 19, 2024 8:10 PM
  • Richard N. Velotta, Las Vegas Review-Journal

The Federal Trade Commission has filed a petition in U.S. District Court in Nevada to force MGM Resorts International to respond to an investigative demand for information related to the September cyberattack against the Las Vegas-based resort company.

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MGM has refused to respond to the civil investigative demand, known as a CID.

“Judicial enforcement is necessary so that FTC staff may thoroughly and expeditiously conduct its investigation,” the FTC said in its petition. “The FTC respectfully asks this court to issue an order requiring MGM to appear and show cause why it should not comply with the CID and thereafter grant the FTC’s petition and enter an order compelling MGM to produce the documents and information specified in the CID.”