Mastermind of Lapsus$ Is Likely a Teen Living With His Mother in Oxford, England
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Four researchers investigating the hacking group Lapsus$ on behalf of attacked companies said they believe a 16-year-old who goes by the name “White” and “breachbase” and lives at his mother’s house near Oxford, England is the mastermind. The researchers suspect the teen of being behind some of the major hacks carried out by Lapsus$, but they haven’t been able to conclusively tie him to every hack Lapsus$ has claimed. Lapsus$ has been responsible for a series of high-profile hacks of major corporations, including two recent incidents involving Okta and Microsoft.
Investigators suspect another member of Lapsus$ is a teenager residing in Brazil. According to cyber intelligence firm Flashpoint, the bulk of the group’s fifteen victims has been in Latin America and Portugal. One person investigating the group said security researchers had identified seven individual accounts associated with the hacking group, indicating that there are likely others involved in the group’s operations. Accord…
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