Justin Bieber and Jack Dorsey may be among the 10 million MGM hotel guests whose personal information was just posted to a hacking forum (MGM)

The MGM Grand Detroit hotel in Detroit.

More than 10 million MGM hotel guests had their personal information leaked online this week, according to ZDNet.
Full names, addresses, phone numbers, emails, and birthdays were exposed, but MGM told Business Insider that no payment information was compromised.
MGM said it discovered the data breach last summer and notified customers who were impacted based on state laws.
Justin Bieber, Jack Dorsey, and US government officials were reportedly among those whose data was leaked.
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The personal information of more than 10.6 million MGM Resorts guests was posted onto a hacking forum on Wednesday, according to ZDNet.

Those impacted included celebrities, reporters, government officials, tech CEOs, and employees, according to ZDNet.

ZDNet reported that they were informed of the posted information by a company called Under the Breach and that the two organizations worked together to verify the leaked information.

Full names, home addresses, phone numbers, emails, and birthdays of 10,683,188 people who had previously stayed at a MGM hotel were included in the leaked files, according to ZDNet’s report.

MGM told the outlet that the information was older, and ZDNet confirmed that none of the guests they spoke to in order to confirm the data had stayed at a hotel after 2017.

A spokesperson from MGM said they couldn’t confirm the number of people whose information was stolen.

Among those whose information was leaked were high profile individuals like pop-star Justin Beiber and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, as well as officials from the Department of Homeland Security and the Transportation Security Administration, according to ZDNet.

Twitter declined to comment on whether Dorsey’s information was compromised.

MGM declined to confirm any specific individuals impacted by the breach, but said it had notified customers “as applicable by state law.” They also said that most of the information would be considered “phone book” information, meaning it can be easily found in a phone book or through a google search, and most states do not require people be notified when that information is released.

The site Under the Breach came across the leaked files on an online forum commonly used by hackers, the company told Business Insider in a Twitter message. A researcher then cross-referenced the information with publicly available data and emails that had been exposed in previous breaches, they said. ZDNet and Under the Breach also confirmed with several individuals whose information appeared in the leaked files that they had indeed …read more

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Amy Klobuchar and Pete Buttigieg clashed more than ever in the Vegas debate. These numbers show why.

South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg (L) and Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)

Sen. Amy Klobuchar and former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg sparred on multiple occasions during Wednesday night’s debate in Las Vegas.
More than 70% of Klobuchar’s supporters say they would also be satisfied with Buttigieg as the Democratic nominee, according to the seven polls Insider conducted between December and early February.
“I wish everyone was as perfect as you, Pete,” Klobuchar quipped after Buttigieg criticized her over her record.
“I thought what he did was personal,” Klobuchar added in an interview with MSNBC after the debate.
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With an insurgent Bernie Sanders and a wounded Michael Bloomberg on the debate stage in Las Vegas on Wednesday night, it may have been surprising to see Amy Klobuchar and Pete Buttigieg butt heads on several occasions.

However, a look at the numbers shows why the two Midwestern moderates would have an incentive to knock the other down a peg.

More than 70% of Klobuchar’s supporters are at least Pete-curious, telling Insider they would be perfectly fine with him as the nominee through seven polls conducted between December and early February.

By contrast, Buttigieg’s opponent with the most crossover among his supporters is Elizabeth Warren at 68.7%, with Klobuchar in fourth at 45%.

After a two-three finish in New Hampshire, the two candidates did everything in their power to push the other aside in Vegas.

Things started to get heated when Buttigieg criticized Klobuchar for being unable to name the president of Mexico during an interview in Nevada earlier this week.

Buttigieg told the same reporter, “Yeah, President [Andrés] Lopez Obrador, I hope.”

Klobuchar took exception to the swipe.

“I wish everyone was as perfect as you, Pete,” she quipped.

Klobuchar hit Buttigieg on his lack of political experience and for sticking to “talking points.”

The two did not shake hands afterwards.

In an interview with MSNBC in the “spin room,” Klobuchar said other candidates told her they have forgotten the names of important figures before, and that Buttigieg was out of line.

“I thought what he did was personal,” she told Chris Matthews. “… It was one error and he decided to make that the centerpiece of his attack.”

Klobuchar the lamented the overall tone of the evening, which saw far more fireworks than previous debates.

“Not my favorite night for the Democratic Party,” Klobuchar told Matthews.

SurveyMonkey Audience polls from a national sample balanced by census data of age and gender. Respondents are incentivized to complete surveys through …read more

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How Many Attended Trump’s Phoenix, Arizona Rally? Crowd Size & Overflow Photos

President Donald Trump visited Phoenix, Arizona for a rally Wednesday night, February 19, 2020. The rally was part of his 2020 campaign and took place on the same night that the Democrats are hosting their latest debate. The venue, which holds at least 14,500, reached capacity and overflow space was needed for what looked like thousands of people outside. Read on to learn more and see crowd and overflow photos and videos from the rally.

The Venue with More than 14,000 Seats Reached Capacity & Overflow Space Was Needed


Trump’s rally in Phoenix, Arizona was held at the Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum on W. McDowell Road. The rally started at 7 p.m. MST. The Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum seats about 14,500 for basketball games, ABC 15 reported. (Another database lists capacity at 14,870.) It seats about 13,730 for ice hockey games.

Parking for today’s rally opened at 6 a.m. on Wednesday, and the doors to the venue opened at 3 p.m. MST. The event itself started at 7 p.m. MST (which is 9 p.m. Eastern.)


According to AZ Central, the venue was full and hundreds of people couldn’t get inside and needed to watch on an overflow screen outside. (Photos and videos for the overflow crowd shared later made it look like thousands were outside.)

Inside the Arena at the Trump Rally in Phoenix, Arizona. The crowd outside is even bigger! WE THE PEOPLE along with our President will take back our country once and for all this coming November. There is a Red Tsunami coming and the Democrats and Deep State are going to DROWN! pic.twitter.com/mQlNhD8NCL

— David Waddell (@DavidWaddell5) February 20, 2020

With the venue reaching capacity, the crowd size started at around 14,800, not including the hundreds but likely thousands of people who were also in the overflow space outside.

Chants of “4 more years!” and “U-S-A!” inside @POTUS rally in #phx pic.twitter.com/w57q9LbHpB

— Craig Reck (@CraigReckNews) February 20, 2020

The rally wasn’t without some tense moments. Police officers appeared to arrest one person outside the rally near the end of the event, AZ Central reported. Someone commented that the person may have assaulted someone. However, it’s not clear if the person was officially arrested or just escorted away.

During the rally, Trump commented about …read more

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