The other day, the hack group Lapsus$ announced that several of its members are going on vacation, and soon Uk law enforcement agencies announced the arrest of seven alleged members of the group, which appeared on the scene only recently, but has already managed to compromise Microsoft, Nvidia, Ubisoft and other large companies.
One of the latest messages in the Telegram channel of the hack group says that some lapsus$ members go on vacation until the end of March. Bleeping Computer notes that the exact size and composition of the group is unknown, but it seems that the members of the group speak English, Russian, Turkish, German and Portuguese
Almost simultaneously with the appearance of this message on the hackers’ channel, the BBC reported that earlier this week the London police arrested seven people aged 16 to 21 years “in connection with the investigation of the activities of the hacker group.” All of them are currently under investigation.
The names of the detainees were not disclosed, but this week the media already wrote that the real identities of some lapsus $ participants were declassified by rival hackers. In particular, according to Bloomberg, the leader of the group is a 17-year-old teenager from Oxford, England, using the nicknames White and Breachbase.
It is believed that due to his hacker activity, he accumulated more than 300 BTC (about $ 13 million at the current rate), including by spoofing SIM cards. Along with this information, his real name, home address, date of birth, education data and even personal photos of his family were published.
Apparently, the alleged leader of the group was among those arrested (among them there is a teenager from Oxford). His father told the TV channel that he did not know what his son was doing:
“Until recently, I didn’t know anything about it. He never talked about hacking, but he is very well versed in computers and spends a lot of time at the computer. I always thought he was playing. We’ll try to stop him from spending time at the computer.”