Who Was the Hacker Group that Hacked Microsoft, NVidia, and Samsung? 7 Arrested so Far – A hacker organization has been systematically targeting big international technology companies, with notable names such as Microsoft, Nvidia, Ubisoft, and Samsung already on their hit list. According to a new revelation, the gang known as the Lapsus$ hacking group is being led by a teenager from England. The allegations stem from ongoing investigations into the affected companies by a number of cybersecurity specialists. At least four experts probing the Lapsus$ breaches have tracked the attacks to a 16-year-old boy living with his mother near Oxford, England, according to Bloomberg.
Despite being relatively new, the hacker organization has already become known for openly broadcasting its attacks on social media, celebrating successful intrusions of large technological corporations. Microsoft was the gang’s most recent target, with the group stealing and releasing the source code for Bing, Bing Maps, and Microsoft Cortana, as well as launching a massive attack against Nvidia earlier this month. LAPSUS$ also claimed responsibility for the Ubisoft cyberattack earlier this month, despite the fact that Ubisoft believes no personal player information was obtained.
Who Was the Hacker Group that Hacked Microsoft, NVidia, and Samsung? 7 Arrested so Far
Rival hackers and researchers have named a 16-year-old, revealing his identity, address, and social media photographs online, but police have not confirmed if he is one of the seven arrested.
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 at computers and spends a lot of time on the computer. I always thought he was playing games.”
According to cybersecurity specialists, the youngster is exceptionally competent and quick at hacking, to the point where experts initially assumed his/her actions were automated. Investigators have also identified another alleged member of the Lapsus$ gang, who is believed to be a Brazilian adolescent. So far, seven distinct accounts linked to the hacking gang have been discovered, implying that there are more Lapsus$ members.