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‘0ktapus’ hackers are back and targeting tech and gaming companies, says leaked report

‘0ktapus’ hackers are back and targeting tech and gaming companies, says leaked report

The hackers who reportedly hit more than 130 organizations last year and stole the credentials of almost 10,000 employees are still targeting several tech and video game companies, according to a report obtained by TechCrunch. The report, prepared by cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike, calls the hackers “Scattered Spider.” In a previous publicly available report, the company said this group is also known as “Roasted 0ktapus” in an apparent reference to the report published by Group-IB, another cybersecurity firm, last year. Reports like the one obtained by TechCrunch are prepared by threat intelligence companies for their customers, with the idea of alerting them to hackers who are either targeting the customers directly, or other companies in the same sector. In the report, CrowdStrike notes that it has limited visibility into the hacking campaign given that it has no “additional forensic artifacts,” referring to data it obtained directly from targeted organizations. That’s why the company admits it has “low confidence” in its assessment that this is activity by Scattered Spider. Two cybersecurity insiders, who asked to remain anonymous as …