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1/8/2020
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Las Vegas Suffers Cyberattack on First Day of CES

The attack, still under investigation, hit early in the morning of Jan. 7.

On the opening day of the huge Consumer Electronics Show (CES), officials in Las Vegas were busy assessing the damage from a cyberattack that hit the city. Officials there reportedly said preliminary analysis indicated that no sensitive data was compromised in the attack, which began around 4:30 a.m. local time Tuesday, Jan. 7.

The attack reportedly appears to have begun with a malicious link included in an email to a city employee. There was thus far was no indication that the attack was either related to the recent military activity with Iran, or the beginning of CES.

This is a developing story. For more, read here.

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