Adelson’s Bombing Comment Costs him $40M

Las Vegas Sands owner Sheldon Adelson made a comment in 2013 which had a costly effect according to Bloomberg this week.

The Sands was the victim of a hacking attack earlier this year which cost the company over $40 million in data recovery and other expenses.

Investigators from Dell SecureWorks were brought on board and determined that the attack was led by activists in response to Adelson’s comments regarding the detonation of a nuclear bomb in Iran to stop the country from further nuclear development and warlike conduct.

"While Las Vegas Sands had previously disclosed it was the victim of a significant cyberattack in February, the company has not discussed involvement by Iranians or the use of destructive software in the attack, which it had said shut down its websites for a week," Bloomberg reported.

Ron Reese, a Las Vegas Sands spokesman, refused to comment on the report.
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    I meant to say........... not fight against online gambling
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    I Think this guy Sheldon needs to retire. His mind is clearly not working right. He is a business man and instead of embrassing online gambling , he is fighting it tooth and nail. Online gambling is going to happen in the near future and if he does not get on board he will lose millions maybe even billion of dollars. If I had all his money I would open up at least 2 online casinos , 1 bingo site ( me love bingo..lol ) and a poker site. Just to test the waters and build a good reputation for his sites. Than the most important site to get up and running would be a online wallet. He could also get the board members of the sands to let there casino in vegas get online and offer them loyalty points towards free hotel stays and food in there vegas casino each time they make a purchase online to play. The only thing he is doing by fighting online gambling is making facebook and the indian casinos richer. I live in Reno , Nevada and I do love online gambling but I also still love going to the real casinos in town to. I think this guy is afraid of change ( me I hate change ) but some things have to . He could do and make so much more money if he would just take advantage of this opportunity at the start of legal online gambling. This is mean of me to say but it's true , he is old and not much time left for him. I hope who ever fills his shoes is smart enough to Help and not fight for online gambling. The only way his sites online would lose is if the get a bad reputation for not paying players there winnings ( as long as the player has not broken any rules ) one more thing it looks like he needs better online protection first...lol. :) sorry just had to vent about this guy.
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    I hadn't heard anything about that particular incident. I have been watching to see if his dirty mouth has been able to cause any damage to legalizing online gambling in the US. The US Spending Bill has passed and I heard that the bill contained a lot of other crap, snuck in at the last minute, of course. So much stuff that the entire bill is 116 pages long. I am going to try to download it later today and see if Adelson and his democrat buddy were able to have their way. I hope not.

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