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Look out, Scattered Spider. FBI pumps ‘significant’ resources into snaring data-theft crew

November 17, 2023

The FBI is applying “significant” resources to find members of the infamous Scattered Spider cyber-crime crew, which seemingly attacked a couple of high-profile casinos a few months ago and remains active, according to a senior bureau official.

The gang, a loose-knit group of teens and early-20s males thought to be based in the US and UK, is believed to be responsible for network intrusions at Caesars Entertainment and MGM Resorts.

Scattered Spider, like other online extortionists, breaks into the IT environments of victims, exfiltrates as much valuable data as possible, and then demands payment to keep a lid on that info and not leak or sell it.

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