Vegas mystery: Slot machines suffer bizarre meltdown just yards from hacker conference
The bizarre shutdown took place between 1am and 2am on Saturday at the Linq Casino – right across the road from Caesars Palace where the convention was taking place.
Attendee Matt Anderson captured the moment and told Mashable: “No-one else knew what was happening, but all slots were dead/errored out.”
The Linq said it’s investigating the incident. Spokesperson Rich Broom said there was “no evidence whatsoever that there was a hack.” RT has contacted Linq for more information.
All the slots are down in The Linq?? So we’re all sitting here waiting for our money and while I only have $10 I WANT MY MONEY ... or a free drink cause this is a buzz kill— YA Penny (@gwenHines_) August 11, 2018
Someone glitched all the slots in the Linq casino, they're all out of action it seems. Play nicely now.— Darren Oliveiro-Priestnall (@TheNewAutonomy) August 11, 2018
DEF CON kicked off on Thursday and saw attendees attempt to hack voting machines and cars as part of the four-day conference.
Other unusual activity reported in Vegas over the weekend included a computer screen inside an elevator at the Flamingo hotel showing its command prompt, and a casino game with a Windows box open instead of the game’s graphics.
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