60 Minutes Reports on “Scattered Spider”, “Knife” & “Tasmanian Tiger” on April 14 2024

In the upcoming episode of “60 Minutes” scheduled for Sunday, April 14, 2024, the venerable news magazine continues its tradition of deep-dive journalism with three compelling segments. This week’s episode is set to air from 7:00 to 8:00 PM, ET/PT, following The Masters Golf Tournament on the CBS Television Network, offering viewers a mix of intrigue, survival, and the quest for truth.

Scattered Spider

The first segment, titled “Scattered Spider,” dives into the underbelly of cyber warfare following a bold attack on Las Vegas’ crown jewels – its sprawling casinos and luxury hotels. In fall last year, a group of surprisingly young hackers, identified as “Scattered Spider,” managed to bring operations at notable establishments including the MGM Grand, Aria, and Bellagio to a grinding halt. Demanding a hefty ransom, these native English-speaking cyber criminals from various Western countries, including the United States, have drawn the attention of the FBI and cybersecurity experts. Their collaboration with a notorious Russian ransomware gang, previously implicated in a significant breach at UnitedHealth Group, marks a new chapter in cybercrime. Correspondent Bill Whitaker and producer Graham Messick bring to light the extent of this cyber onslaught and its implications.


The second story features an exclusive television interview with author Salman Rushdie, conducted by correspondent Anderson Cooper. Nearly two years after surviving a brutal attack at a literary festival in Chautauqua, New York, Rushdie opens up about the ordeal that saw him stabbed 15 times and left him without his right eye. In discussing his recovery and the motivation behind his latest book, “KNIFE” (Penguin, 2024), Rushdie reflects on the shadow cast over his life by Iran’s fatwa, his subsequent years in hiding, and his journey towards reclaiming his existence in the United States. Producers Michael Gavshon and Nadim Roberts provide a poignant look into the resilience and undimmed spirit of a man who has lived under the specter of death for 35 years.


Tasmanian Tiger

The episode concludes with “Tasmanian Tiger,” a report from correspondent Jon Wertheim, who travels to Tasmania to investigate the enduring mystery of the thylacine, or Tasmanian tiger. Declared extinct 40 years ago, the apex predator lives on in local lore and the hopes of those convinced of its survival. Wertheim engages with individuals searching the bush and employing modern scientific methods in the lab, aiming to uncover the truth about the Tasmanian tiger’s fate. Producer Jacqueline Williams guides viewers through the captivating search for a creature that continues to captivate the imagination.

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