Nuke Remark Stirred Hack on Sands Casinos That Foreshadowed Sony

30 December 2014PoliticsTechnology

Benjamin Elgin and Michael Riley reporting for Bloomberg:

Most gamblers were still asleep, and the gondoliers had yet to pole their way down the ersatz canal in front of the Venetian casino on the Las Vegas Strip.

But early on the chilly morning of Feb. 10, just above the casino floor, the offices of the world’s largest gaming company were gripped by chaos. Computers were flatlining, e-mail was down, most phones didn’t work, and several of the technology systems that help run the $14 billion operation had sputtered to a halt.