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British Man Arrested on Charge of 'Scattered Spider' Cybercrime Group Membership

Second member of cybercrime gang arrested in Spain.

A British man was arrested in Spain in the past week, alleged of being the leader of the Scattered Spider cybercrime group.

Sources familiar with the investigation told KrebsOnSecurity that the man is a 22-year-old from Dundee named Tyler Buchanan, also allegedly known as “tylerb” on Telegram chat channels centered around SIM-swapping.

The Scattered Spider group are suspected of hacking into around 130 organizations over the past two years.

He was wanted by the FBI and arrested in Palma de Mallorca as he tried to board a flight to Italy. His arrest follows that of  19-year-old Noah Michael Urban who was arrested in January.
Dan Raywood Senior Editor SC Media UK

Dan Raywood is a seasoned B2B journalist with over 20 years of experience, specializing in cybersecurity for the past 15 years. He has extensively covered topics from Advanced Persistent Threats and nation-state hackers to major data breaches and regulatory changes. Outside work, Dan enjoys supporting Tottenham Hotspur, managing mischievous cats, and sampling craft beers.

Dan Raywood Senior Editor SC Media UK

Dan Raywood is a seasoned B2B journalist with over 20 years of experience, specializing in cybersecurity for the past 15 years. He has extensively covered topics from Advanced Persistent Threats and nation-state hackers to major data breaches and regulatory changes. Outside work, Dan enjoys supporting Tottenham Hotspur, managing mischievous cats, and sampling craft beers.

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