back to article Scattered Spider traps 100+ victims in its web as it moves into ransomware

Scattered Spider, the crew behind at least one of the recent Las Vegas casino IT security breaches, has already hit some 100 organizations during its so-far brief tenure in the cybercrime scene, according to Mandiant. Further, as also witnessed in the ongoing MGM Resorts network outage, the gang, known for its social- …

  1. sanmigueelbeer

    The race is ON!

    Hitting MGM put a big f*cking target over themselves.

    The race is now, officially, on. If law enforcers do not get to them first, a different kind of "enforcers" might.

    (And one of them takes the meaning of "take no prisoners" literally.)

    1. Throatwarbler Mangrove Silver badge
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      Re: The race is ON!

      I was just thinking the same thing, that's it's a ballsy move indeed to take on entities that everyone perceives to be fronts for old-school organized crime. I can think of a number of outcomes, both pleasant and otherwise, but fundamentally I hope that the ransomware scum wind up sleeping with the fishes.

      1. Pascal Monett Silver badge

        Re: The race is ON!

        Idem. They're US-UK based ? As soon as they get successful enough, the FBI will get them.

        They should move to Moscow before that.

      2. Doctor Syntax Silver badge

        Re: The race is ON!

        Just leave the bodies lying around in the street as a warning to others.

    2. Anonymous Coward
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      Re: The race is ON!

      A new, forever home with lake view or perhaps one of the desert...

      1. sanmigueelbeer

        Re: The race is ON!

        A new, forever home with lake view or perhaps one of the desert

        And they can have `em.

        Lower torso goes to the desert. Upper torso into the lake (minus a finger for "proof").

        You get the message.

  2. t245t Silver badge

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