" In recent months, meanwhile, alarming details of The Com’s aggressive tactics have come into public view. Its members are engaged in a range of illicit schemes, from sextortion and ransomware to phone-based scams and paying people to commit physical violence - also known as ‘violence-as-a-service.’
"In a report published by Microsoft late last month, the tech firm quoted Scattered Spider-linked hackers as threatening to kill employees of a victim organization unless they coughed up passwords.
“If we don’t get ur…login in the next 20 minutes were sending a shooter to your house (sic),” one of the messages read. Another followed saying: “ur wife is gona get shot if you dont fold it.”