Seven Teens Arrested By UK Police And Accused Of Being The Lapsus$ Hacking Gang

Here’s a plot twist. London Police have arrested seven teens in relation to being the Lapsus$ hacking gang. That’s the gang that has pwned Nvidia, Microsoft, and Okta among others. The BBC has the details:

A 16-year-old from Oxford has been accused of being one of the leaders of cyber-crime gang Lapsus$.

The teenager, who is alleged to have amassed a $14m (£10.6m) fortune from hacking, has been named by rival hackers and researchers.

City of London Police say they have arrested seven teenagers in relation to the gang but will not say if he is one.

The boy’s father told the BBC his family was concerned and was trying to keep him away from his computers.

Under his online moniker “White” or “Breachbase” the teenager, who has autism, is said to be behind the prolific Lapsus$ hacker crew, which is believed to be based in South America.

Lapsus$ is relatively new but has become one of the most talked about and feared hacker cyber-crime gangs, after successfully breaching major firms like Microsoft and then bragging about it online.

The teenager, who can’t be named for legal reasons, attends a special educational school in Oxford.

City of London Police said: “Seven people between the ages of 16 and 21 have been arrested in connection with an investigation into a hacking group. They have all been released under investigation. Our inquiries remain ongoing.”

And what’s interesting is this:

“White” was outed – or “doxxed” – on a hacker website, after an apparent falling out with business partners.

The hackers revealed his name, address, and social media pictures.

They also posted a biography of his hacking career, saying: “After a few years his net worth accumulated to well over 300BTC [close to $14m]… [he is] now is affiliated with a wannabe ransomware group known as ‘Lapsus$’, who has been extorting & ‘hacking’ several organisations.”

No honour among thieves I guess. But it does mesh with a story that I posted earlier today. In any case, they have been released and are under investigation. So we may hear more about this in the coming days.

2 Responses to “Seven Teens Arrested By UK Police And Accused Of Being The Lapsus$ Hacking Gang”

  1. […] the arrest of alleged members of Lapsus$ hasn’t slowed the group down. I say that because after what they claim is a […]

  2. […] might remember that London police arrested seven teens last week in relation to being members of the infamous Lapsus$ gang. Now two teens have been charged […]

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