Seven arrests after just one week as part of an investigation into a series of cyberattacks Organized by Lapsus$ HackersBritish authorities have charged two teenagers with multiple cyber crimes.
in a statement The teenagers, aged 16 and 17, have been charged with three counts of unauthorized access to a computer to breach the reliability of data, Metropolitan Police Detective Inspector Michael O’Sullivan said on Friday. Charges, including one count of committing fraud by false representation, and one count of unauthorized access to a computer to obstruct access to data. The 16-year-old was also charged with one count of causing a computer to perform a function that protects a program from unauthorized access.
O’Sullivan said the pair remained in custody and were due to appear in Highbury Point Magistrates Court later on Friday.
When contacted by TechCrunch, the City of London Police would not identify the teens and their names were not released because they are subject to UK reporting restrictions on identifying non-adults.However, the most recent one Bloomberg report It has been revealed that a teenager living in Oxford, England, is suspected of being the mastermind of the Lapsus$ hacking group. Reporters tracked down the 16-year-old, who used the online nickname “White” or “Breachbase”, after his personal information was posted online by rival hackers.
The report came hours before City of London police announced the arrest of seven people aged 16 to 21 About their suspicious ties to the Lapsus$ hacking groupThe day after news of the arrests broke, Lapsus$ told its more than 50,000 followers on Telegram that some of its members were “on vacation.” The group later denied that any of its members were arrested in March.
The Lapsus$ hacking group first surfaced in December 2021 and is making a comeback this week There is a new data breach victim: Globant, a software development consultancy based in Luxembourg. The group posted a 70 GB torrent on its Telegram channel containing data allegedly stolen from the company, which the hackers claimed included source code for its corporate clients.