The Lapsus$ hacking group has been on the headlines ever since they hacked the biggest firms like Microsoft, Nvidia, Samsung, etc.
Many law enforcement agencies were on their tail. They have been posting a lot of leaks on their telegram channel. Recently, they posted about some of their friends who are “on vacation”.
Following this, two teenagers under the age of 16 and 17 were arrested by the UK Police Department. Since they were under the age of 18, personal information about them was kept confidential.
The arrest coincided with the group posting about the vacation. However, they still continue to breach organizations and post sensitive data.
In the previous week, City of London Police arrested seven people in connection with the Lapsus$ hacking group. All of them were between the ages of 16 and 21.
The two teenagers were charged with three counts of Computer Misuse Act 1990, Section 3 (unauthorized access with intent to impair the operation of or hinder, access to a computer and two counts of fraud by false representation)
The 16-year-old was also charged with one count of the Computer Misuse Act 1990, Section 1 (causing a computer to perform a function to secure unauthorized access to a programme).
The FBI has also appealed for information about the people behind the hacking crew.
Currently, there are 45,000 followers on Telegram for the Lapsus$ group.
On the 1st of April, they both appeared in a UK court. Prosecutor Valerie Benjamin has sent the case to crown court since it’s complex and many people are allegedly involved. Details about the suspects remain unrevealed due to Legal restrictions.