Sands website hack still being investigated

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Updated: 2/13 6:28 pm
LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP, MyNews4.com & KRNV) -- Nevada gambling regulators announced earlier Thursday that the hackers who knocked down all Las Vegas Sands websites for two days did not steal any patron data, including credit card information. However, later they announced that it is still "unclear".

Nevada Gaming Control Board chairman A.G. Burnett amended an earlier statement that player information had not been compromised. He says Sands told him preliminary indications suggest patron data and credit card information had not been accessed, but the company is continuing to investigate.

Burnett says regulators' first priority after the world's largest casino operator was hacked Monday was to ensure the safety of player information and the integrity of gambling systems. They are also trying to ensure sands did everything possible to protect employee information.

The hackers, whose identities remain unknown, posted what appeared to be employee Social Security numbers on the Sands websites.

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