Seven teenagers arrested in connection with the Lapsus$ hacking group

Seven teenagers arrested in connection with the Lapsus$ hacking group

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City of London Police person arrested 7 teenagers owed to their suspected connections with a hacking radical that is believed to beryllium the precocious prolific Lapsus$ group, BBC News reports.

“Seven radical betwixt the ages of 16 and 21 person been arrested successful transportation with an probe into a hacking group,” City of London Police said, according to BBC News. “They person each been released nether investigation. Our inquiries stay ongoing.”

Lapsus$ has taken work for immoderate large information breaches astatine tech companies, including Nvidia, Samsung, Ubisoft, Okta, and Microsoft. On Wednesday, reports surfaced indicating an Oxford-based teen is the mastermind of the group. City of London Police did not accidental if this teen was among those arrested, according to BBC News.

BBC News says it spoke to the teenager’s father, who was seemingly unaware of his engagement with the group. “I had ne'er heard astir immoderate of this until recently. He’s ne'er talked astir immoderate hacking, but helium is precise bully connected computers and spends a batch of clip connected the computer,” the begetter said, according to BBC News. “I ever thought helium was playing games. We’re going to effort to halt him from going connected computers.”

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