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Cyber Attacks & Hacks Towards Microsoft, Samsung, & Nvidia Was Supposedly Masterminded By A Teenager!

by Victoria Marian Belmis / Mar 24, 2022 11:31 AM EDT
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella

To the shock of most netizens, the person in charge of the Lapsus$ hacking group which recently hacked Microsoft, Samsung, and Nvidia, was supposedly a teenager as per reports from Bloomberg.

READ: Lapsus$ Hackers' Cyber Attack Halted By Microsoft, Only 'Limited Access To An Account Was Garnered!

Notably, four researchers investigating Lapsus$ suspect a teen in the UK who is known by their online alias as "White" and "breachbase" is in charge of Lapsus activities. But, the teen has not been accused of a crime by law enforcement and the researchers have not been able to directly tie them to all of Lapsus cyber attacks. 

Bloomberg went on to explain that the teen's mother talked with one of the reporters via a doorbell intercom system at the home, which is around 5 miles from Oxford University. The mother shared that she was unaware of the allegations against her son and declined an interview for her child.

READ: Samsung's Galaxy Smartphones Get Hacked, Company Data & Source Code Compromised!

The Lapsus$ group, believed to be based in South America, also has another teenager living in Brazil, under their influence. The high level of skill from the teen made researchers believe that what they were observing was automated, the news agency went on to explain.

The Lapsus$ group's use of social media makes their hacking strategies quite unconventional. The hacking group supposedly posted online screenshots to their Telegram channel of what seemed to be Okta's internal tickets and its in-house chat on the messaging app Slack. 

Okta, which has over 15,000 companies as clients, shared that around 2.5% of its customers could have been impacted by the cyber attack and hacking from the Lapsus$ group.

Due to the age of the teenager, their identity has not been revealed and no charges have been brought up as of writing this article.

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