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7 Suspected Members of LAPSUS$ Hacker Gang, Aged 16 to 21, Arrested in U.K.

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2022
7 Suspected Members of LAPSUS$ Hacker Gang, Aged 16 to 21, Arrested in U.K.

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The City of London Police has arrested seven teenagers between the ages of 16 and 21 for their alleged connections to the prolific LAPSUS$ extortion gang that’s linked to a recent burst of attacks targeting NVIDIA, Samsung, Ubisoft, LG, Microsoft, and Okta.

The development, which was first disclosed by BBC News, comes after a report from Bloomberg revealed that a 16-year-old Oxford-based teenager is the mastermind of the group. It’s not immediately clear if the minor is one among the arrested individuals. The said teen, under the online alias White or Breachbase, is alleged to have accumulated about $14 million in Bitcoin from hacking.

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