UK Police Charge Teenager Over Hacking
A 17-year-old teenager has been charged with computer misuse, breach of bail and conspiracy to attack two computer systems. He is accused of downloading 37 GB of Microsoft source code. The article states that he is being referred to as Lapsus$. The UK Police say he used a Trojan horse program called “Win32kit.”
17-year-old charged with computer misuse
A 17-year-old has been arrested by the City of London Police and charged with two counts of computer misuse. Police have not yet said if the arrest is connected to the Rockstar Games hack or not. However, an ex-journalist who worked for the publication said that it is possible that it is. The teenager is expected to appear in court today, but the media will not be allowed to cover the proceedings.
The case against the 17-year-old comes after the largest cyberattack in history. The boy was arrested at his home in Oxfordshire on Thursday evening, and is being held on suspicion of perpetrating massive cyber intrusions against video game developers. The alleged hacks resulted in the leak of sensitive materials relating to the upcoming “Grand Theft Auto” game.
17-year-old charged with breaches of bail
An unnamed 17-year-old Oxfordshire boy has been charged with breaching bail and computer misuse after police arrested him last Thursday. Police linked him to recent cyber attacks by a group called Lapsus$. The group is known for hacking high-profile companies and government agencies, and they coordinate their activities via the messaging app Telegram.
The group Lapsus$ was a well-known hacker group, which has gained notoriety after compromising the computers of many major companies, including Microsoft, Samsung, Nvidia, and Okta. The group also reportedly hacked and posted classified information online.
17-year-old charged with conspiracy to attack two computer systems
A 17-year-old boy has been arrested in Oxfordshire, England, on suspicion of conspiracy to attack two computer systems. The incident reportedly involved the breaching of the servers of Rockstar Games and Take Two Interactive, the developers of “Grand Theft Auto” video games. Police also say that the teen stole intellectual property from Uber Technologies.
The case was brought against the 17-year-old boy and another 17-year-old man who were allegedly affiliated with a hacking group. Both defendants face charges of conspiracy, unauthorized access to a protected computer system and encouraging others to commit the same crimes. They are due to appear in Westminster Magistrates’ Court in London on Monday, where a judge will decide whether to grant bail for the teenager. Meanwhile, another 17-year-old male was arrested and questioned on the same charges, but police have not yet said if the two men are related.
Lapsus$ alleged to have downloaded 37GB of Microsoft source code
Microsoft has fallen victim to a hacker group, named Lapsus$, which has allegedly leaked 37GB of its source code. The hackers claim to have gained access to the company’s internal systems and have downloaded the source code for Bing, Cortana, and other products.
Okta and Samsung have also been hacked by Lapsus$ in the past. Okta says it detected an attempted compromise in January, but there is no recent evidence that Okta’s customers were harmed. Okta has notified affected customers via email.
17-year-old arrested in connection with breach of servers at Rockstar Games and Take Two Interactive
City of London Police have arrested a 17-year-old in connection with a high-profile Rockstar hack. More details are expected to be released later today. The hacker is suspected of being a member of a hacking group known as Laspus$. The group has been linked to a string of high-profile hacks, including those against Uber and Microsoft. The FBI and Rockstar are working with law enforcement to crack down on the hackers.
The 17-year-old is reportedly from Oxfordshire. The hacker leaked over an hour of development footage for Grand Theft Auto 6. He claimed to have gained access to the footage from an internal Slack channel. He is suspected of being the same person who leaked information from Uber and other companies. The hacker is still in police custody. The hack is part of an investigation by the FBI and the UK Cyber Crime Unit.