Caesars Entertainment Pays ‘Tens of Millions’ Following Hacker Threat

  • Caesars reportedly paid hackers, part of a group called Scattered Spider, to prevent them from releasing company data.
  • Hackers, some as young as 19, used social engineering to bypass network security, previously hitting MGM Resorts.
  • Scattered Spider, which targets telecom and business outsourcing sectors, impersonates IT personnel and exploits vulnerabilities in a company’s security software.
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