Scattered Spider: Hackers Attacking Commercial Sectors, Cops Troubled

Scattered Spider

Scattered Spider threat actors primarily steal data for extortion using a variety of social engineering approaches, and they have recently used BlackCat/ALPHV ransomware in addition to their usual TTPs.

According to a senior bureau official, the FBI must “evolve” to effectively stop a group of hackers who have wreaked havoc on some of the largest firms in the United States, who asked the public to be patient as law enforcement combats the criminal network.

CISA and FBI issue joint notice

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) have issued a joint Cybersecurity Advisory (CSA) on Scattered Spider, a cybercriminal gang that targets commercial facilities and subsectors. The advice contains tactics, methods, and procedures (TTPs) gathered from FBI investigations as recent as November 2023.

The FBI and CISA encourage network defenders and critical infrastructure companies to study the joint CSA for proposed mitigations to decrease the possibility and severity of a cyberattack by Scattered Spider actors. 

Last year, the hacking collective called Scattered Spider mad

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