British police have charged young hackers from the Lapsus group$


Just a week after the detention of seven people as part of an investigation into a series of cyber attacks carried out by the hacker group Lapsus$, the UK police have charged two teenagers with numerous cybercrimes, TechCrunch writes.

A representative of the City of London police said that two teenagers aged 16 and 17 were charged with unauthorized access to a computer for the purpose of compromising data, fraud by providing false information, as well as unauthorized access to a computer to prevent access to data.

The young men remain in custody and are due to appear before Highbury Corner Magistrates Court on Friday evening.

The City of London police did not confirm the identity of the teenagers to TechCrunch, as they are subject to British restrictions on the disclosure of minors’ data.

However, a recent Bloomberg investigation revealed that the Oxford teenager is probably the leader of the hacker group Lapsus$. Journalists tracked down a 16-year-old teenager who uses the pseudonym “White” or “Breachbase” after his personal information was published online.

The results of the investigation were published just hours before the City of London police announced the arrest of seven people aged 16 to 21, suspected of links to the hacker group Lapsus$. But Lapsus$ claims that none of the group members were arrested.

The hacker group Lapsus$, which first appeared in December 2021, attacked the Luxembourg software development consulting company Globant this week. Cybercriminals have published a 70 gigabyte file containing data stolen from the company.

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