Seven people have been arrested in relation to the hacker group LAPSUS%1#39;s recent cyberattacks on Microsoft, Nvidia, Samsung, and Ubisoft.
As reported by the BBC, City of London police arrested the individuals, aged between 16 and 21, who have since been released under investigation.
A 16-year-old has been separately named by rival hackers and researchers who revealed his identity, address, and social media pictures online, but police have not confirmed if he is among the seven arrested.
The teenager, who uses the online monikers “White” or “Breachbase”, is believed to have amassed more than $14 million. His father told the BBC: “I had never heard about any of this until recently. He’s never talked about any hacking, but he is very good on computers and spends a lot of time on the computer. I always thought he was playing games.”
“The hacking group, while fairly new, is already infamous for brazenly posting its attacks on social media.”
Unit 221B, a cyber security company investigating the LAPSUS$ attacks, also told the BBC that it had already identified the 16-year-old as he failed to cover his tracks.
The hacking group, while fairly new, is already infamous for brazenly posting its attacks on social media, celebrating its successful breaches of major technology companies.
Microsoft was its latest victim as the group stole and released the source code for Bing, Bing Maps, and Microsoft Cortona, while earlier this month it launched a major attack against Nvidia. LAPSUS$ also took credit for the Ubisoft cyberattack that happened earlier this month, though Ubisoft believes that no personal player information was compromised.
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