Staunch anti-online gambling critic and gambling executive Sheldon Adelson saw websites connected to his Las Vegas Sands firm hacked yesterday by attackers who criticized his views on the Middle East.
The attacks occurred Tuesday, with the hackers attacking various websites connected to the billion dollar company that hosts casinos in Las Vegas, Pennsylvania, Macau, and Singapore. The hacking posted comments that took Adelson to task over his views on Iran and allowing nuclear development in the Middle East.
Among the messages placed on the site were: “Damn A, don’t let your tongue cut your throat. Encouraging the use of weapons of mass destruction, under any conditions, is a crime."
Additionally, personal information for Las Vegas Sands employees was put on display, revealing email addresses and social security numbers of various workers.
The sites were eventually taken down as Sands IT workers tried to analyze and repair the damage.
The FBI and Nevada Gaming Control Board are reportedly looking into the attack.
Casino Listings will update this story as more developments arise.