The Lapsus$ hacking group first made headlines when it launched a ransomware attack on the Brazilian Ministry of Health in December 2021, compromising the COVID-19 vaccination data of millions of people in the world. country.
Since then, it has targeted a number of top tech companies, stealing data from Nvidia, Samsung, Microsoft and Vodafone. Lapsus$ also managed to disrupt some of Ubisoft’s services and also gained access to an Okta contractor’s laptop, putting the data of thousands of companies that use the service at risk. He is also believed to be behind last year’s attack on EA Games.
Shortly after Okta’s attack, a report identified an England-based teenager as the mastermind behind the hacking group and said another teenage member may be residing in Brazil. One member of the group was said to be so good at hacking that the researchers thought their work was automated. On March 24, London police made seven arrests in connection with the group Lapsus$, all teenagers.
Here are all the latest updates on the Lapsus$ group.