Security researchers found a 16-years old teen to be the mastermind of Lapsus$
The hacking group Lapsus$ has created news by hacking Microsoft, Okta, and a few other big organizations recently. Now security researchers have suspected that a 16-years old living near Oxford, England to be the mastermind of Lapsus$. They identified seven accounts associated with the hacking group. One of those accounts is traced to a teenager in Brazil.
Researchers are now collecting more forensic pieces of evidence from hacks and analyzing public information available to be sure if the teen was really involved in the hacks. Another rival hacker helped researchers by putting the teen’s details including his address, information of parents, and more online.
The teen uses the alias “White” and “breachbase” to perform online activities. He is so skilled and fast in performing hacks that it feels like the attacks are automated.
When Microsoft confirmed it was hacked, their security team claimed that the group is not doing these hacks just for money. They also want to be notorious because they don’t clear their tracks. The same has been found by other security researchers.
Hackers of Lapsus$ even joined the Zoom calls of companies they’ve breached and taunted employees who were trying to clean up their hacks. This shows that hackers are too confident of not being caught. The way they are not clearing tracks, it will be easy to identify them in the coming days.
Lapsus$ has been linked to several hacks in recent months. They took responsibility to hack Nvidia, Okta, Microsoft, Samsung, Ubisoft, and more. After they became the target of several security researchers, the hacking group suggested that they would be taking some time off from the hacking.
“A few of our members has a vacation until 30/3/2022. We might be quiet for some times,” One of their member posted on Telegram channel.