MGM Allegedly Hiring New IT Pro To "Work Every Day" Following Hack

Colm Phelan

Updated by Colm Phelan

Digital PR Manager

Last Updated 14th Mar 2024, 07:22 AM

MGM Allegedly Hiring New IT Pro To "Work Every Day" Following Hack

MGM Resorts is allegedly desperately seeking to hire a Red Hat Linux System Admin who must be willing to work every day to get their new IT environment up and running following the cyber attack that occurred last week.

According to a new job posting, Arganteal is willing to pay up to $110 an hour to the successful candidate who will work towards helping the MGM Grand Casino build their new IT environment following the hack that hit a number of casinos in Las Vegas leading to widespread issues.

70 Hours A Week Required To Fix Hack Mess

Candidates must be willing to work upwards of 10 hours per day, 7 days a week until the new system has been fully implemented. The job description highlights the importance of this, stating that there is "higher pay" on offer for anyone "willing to stick it out until the job is done."

MGM job description

The job posting searching for someone to set up a new IT system for the MGM Grand Casino


The job description, posted yesterday, September 21 read "Arganteal seeks an onsite Red Hat Linux System Admin "RHEL SysAdmin" in Las Vegas, Nevada for immediate work starting 9-21-2023. This role will be helping the MGM Grand Casino to build its net new IT environment after the recent ransomware hack.

"Candidates must be willing to work every day until the new IT environment is fully stood up. We are open to people who will only work a grand total of 7 days. Higher Pay for those willing to stick it out until the job is done!"

The role is only expected to last less than a month, with start dates from September 21 and finishing on October 15. Applicants must be US Citizens and be willing to relocate to MGM HQ in Las Vegas. 

Some reports indicate the job posting to be fake, but as of yet, this is unconfirmed. has reached out for comment. 

New Operating System for MGM

The successful candidate will be tasked with installing and configuring the Red Hat Linux operating system and servers as well as performing system monitoring, implementing backup and recovery protocols and document system configurations among other duties.

A Res Hat Certified System Administrator certification is not required, but candidates must be willing to obtain one. Other additional requirements are the ability to lift up to 30 pounds of equipment.

The cyber attack, which is mooted to have been at the hands of hacking group Scattered Spiders, took down almost all digital systems at MGM Resorts last week. Websites for MGM Resorts were down, reservation systems were offline, and ATMs and bill breakers at casinos were not working. Players were unable to withdraw winnings from slot machines, with guests also unable to enter their rooms due to keycards not working correctly.

Meet The Author

8 Years
Colm Phelan
Colm Phelan
Digital PR Manager Digital PR Manager

Colm Phelan has spent several years working in the iGaming industry and has plenty of experience when it comes to writing, researching and rigorously testing online casinos and sportsbooks. While Colm has invested a lot of his time into the digital marketing world but his other passions include poker and a variety of sports including golf, NFL and football.

Read Full Bio

Test Your Luck
Not Your Spam Filter

Sign up to receive emails and promotions from Email Signup Coins