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Las Vegas Sands sites hacked with posts criticizing Adelson

Las Vegas Sands owns hotel-casinos in Macau, China,  Singapore, and Bethlehem, Pa.
Las Vegas Sands owns hotel-casinos in Macau, China, Singapore, and Bethlehem, Pa.Associated Press/File 2009

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LOS ANGELES — Las Vegas Sands, the world’s largest casino operator, was attacked by hackers who defaced at least one company website and posted personal information about employees.

The unidentified intruders temporarily took over the home page of the Sands Casino Resort in Bethlehem, Penn., posting statements criticizing chief executive Sheldon Adelson, a staunch supporter of Israel, over comments he made about Iran and its nuclear program.

Visitors to company websites Wednesday were told they are undergoing maintenance. On-screen messages provided phone numbers for the properties.

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