A hyper-aggressive cybercrime gang that’s been tormenting corporate America over the last two years has thus far eluded arrest and prosecution by the FBI, despite the bureau having knowledge of the identities of at least a dozen members tied to the hacking group, Zeba Siddiqui, Christopher Bing and Raphael Satter report for Reuters.
The group is responsible for the devastating September break-ins at casino operators MGM Resorts International and Caesars Entertainment. Dubbed by some security professionals as “Scattered Spider,” the hacking group has been active since 2021. FBI officials first began looking at the hackers’ operations more than a year ago, while security analysts tracking the breaches have found a range of victims across nearly every industry. Experts have attributed law enforcement’s sluggish response to a lack of manpower and a hesitancy by many victims to cooperate with the FBI. Several victim companies have allegedly never informed the bureau they were compromised.