Lapsus$ can still be hacked even after alleged UK members are arrested

Someone is still posting links to stolen data on the band’s Telegram channel

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Just because British police have arrested suspected members of the Lapsus$ hacker group doesn’t mean the group is done terrorizing big tech. It appears that some malicious actors are active and causing trouble, using various methods to steal information and disrupt businesses. The arrests and charges are a positive step, but Lapsus$ continues to hack.

According to a report by Gizmodo, the remaining Lapsus$ members hacked into major software developer Globant and dumped a bunch of passwords before linking some 70 gigabytes of internal company data. It appears the group has access to some internal systems and data, but it’s not yet clear how much damage they’ve caused or how they plan to use the information. Globant directed Gizmodo to a statement in which it stated that “the information accessed was limited to certain source code and project-related documentation for a very limited number of clients. To date, we have found no evidence that any ‘other areas of our infrastructure systems or those of our customers have been impacted.’


Gizmodo then consulted with a cybersecurity expert who saw the 70GB of data, and he said it did indeed contain “highly sensitive information.” It could be very bad too. Although you may not have heard the company name, Globant has been around for 19 years and has offices all over the world. Its partners include Apple, Google Cloud, Slack, and recent Lapsus$ victims Okta. And one of the company’s most recent major projects involved the UK Metropolitan Police, which of course has a close relationship with the City of London Police, the department that arrested the alleged members of the hacker gang.

Despite these arrests, Lapsus$ is still going strong and pulling off big hacks. This shows that cybersecurity vigilance is more important than ever. Be on the lookout for the group’s next move.

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