Joseph Menn reports on the group of hackers some have called “Scattered Spider:”
… New research being presented Friday at the LABScon security conference outside Phoenix gives an origin story to the hackers, who the experts say call themselves Star Fraud. They say the group consists of a few dozen hackers who have connected online and are part of a much larger association known internally as the Com, short for community.
Star Fraud has left clues through giving public shout-outs to associates and other unsophisticated behavior. Like others in the Com, they came together through crimes enabled by SIM-swapping, which usually involves convincing phone company employees to hand over control of someone else’s phone number.
Read more at The Washington Post.