The FBI has released a warning about Scattered Spider, a hacking group that recently targeted MGM Resorts International and Caesars Entertainment with a cyberattack. According to a Joint Cybersecurity Advisory from the FBI and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), critical infrastructure organizations are urged to enhance the security of their IT systems to protect against these threats.
Scattered Spider is known for engaging in data extortion through social engineering, using techniques such as phishing and subscriber identity module swap attacks. The cybercriminal group has already taken credit for targeting MGM Resorts and Caesars Entertainment, causing significant disruptions and financial losses for the companies.
Unfortunately, this isn’t an isolated incident. Numerous casinos have fallen victim to cyberattacks in recent years, including Rivers Casino Des Plaines in Illinois. It’s essential for these businesses to take immediate steps to safeguard their IT systems from future attacks.